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No water, no jobs: How water shortages threaten jobs and growth

An estimated three out of four jobs globally are dependent on water, meaning that shortages and lack of access are likely to limit economic growth in the coming decades, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Know all about world's most expensive places to buy water

Know all about world's most expensive places to buy water

Some 650 million people do not have access to clean water, and often have to make do with much less than the 50 litres per person per day the World Health Organization says is necessary for domestic use and to maintain health and hygiene, Water Aid said.

Holy men call for Swachh Kumbh Mela

Spiritual leaders on Thursday highlighted the importance of sanitation, hygiene and clean water at an event at the Kumbh Mela here.

Indian waste water purification tech wins Google Pitch Fest

 A hand-held waste-water filtration technology that promises zero wastage, developed by researchers at the IISc in Bengaluru, has won the Google startup festival at Zurich, Switzerland, a scientist said on Wednesday.

India to face acute water shortages by 2050

By 2050, India will face acute freshwater stress or shortages.

War leaves 16 million Yemenis without clean water: Oxfam

Almost two-thirds of the population of war-torn Yemen have no access to clean water, two months into the Saudi-led air campaign against rebel forces, relief agency Oxfam said Tuesday.

Would you drink this beer brewed from 'human waste'?

Would you drink this beer brewed from 'human waste'?

Soon there could be a beer in the market brewed from human sewage.

World Water Day 2015: Save every drop of it!

World Water Day 2015: Save every drop of it!

World Water Day is a United Nations initiative to celebrate clean water and bring attention to those who don’t have enough of it. It's also a day to understand the valuable significance of water, discuss and conserve this finite resource in the future. 

Israel offers to boost India's clean water supply

Israel is looking to boost India's supplies of clean water, a resource that is projected to become increasingly difficult to obtain in the future.

Maharashtra govt mulls use of treated water in power plants

In an attempt to restart the Parli thermal power plant which was shut down due to a severe water crisis in Marathwada region, Maharashtra government is planning to use treated sewage water instead of the regular clean water.

Dr Subhash Chandra distributes water purifiers in Hisar

Leading the campaign to spread awareness regarding clean water, Essel Group Chairman Dr Subhash Chandra on Monday distributed water purifiers in Hisar, Haryana.

748 mn people worldwide lack access to clean water: WHO

A total of 748 million people lack access to clean water on a regular basis in the world and an estimated 1.8 billion people are exposed to contaminated water, according to a report released Wednesday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Tips to prevent water-borne diseases

Water-borne disease or water-related diseases are any illness caused by recreational or drinking water contaminated by human or animal feces, which contains pathogenic microorganisms.

Olympic sailing champions race in huge Rio `toilet`

Twenty-three Olympic medalists start trials on Saturday for the 2016 Rio Games in a bay littered with dead animals, television sets, sofas, shoes and not much clean water.

Screw filter on bottle and drink clean water

Imagine screwing a water filter onto a bottle containing polluted water and voila - you can put it straight in your mouth and drink.

New technology turns manure into clean water

Researchers have developed new technology that turns cow manure into clean water.

Toll from cholera outbreak in South Sudan reaches 27: UN

The number of people dying of cholera outbreak has reached 27 in South Sudanese capital of Juba with suspected cases turning more than double from 395 cases last week to 892, the UN humanitarian agency said Saturday.

Astronauts` pee to get recycled into clean water

In between the news about water on Mars, clues of life on Jupiter or new stars being formed at our galaxy`s edge, there is a less glamorous side of space exploration: what to do with astronauts` urine!

Bacteria in drinking water key to keeping it clean

Scientists have found that bacteria in the drinking water may play a key role to keep it clean, a finding that can reduce the need for high dosage chemical treatments.

Sri Lanka should probe ‘Clean Water’ protest deaths: HRW

The Sri Lankan Government should stop issuing misleading information and promptly create an independent and transparent inquiry into the deaths of protesters at Weliweriya on August 1, 2013, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday.