Archive for Water

Use of clean technologies in housing to live with dignity

This project was developed as a strategy to adapt to climate change in the face of water scarcity and rationing in popular urban neighborhoods in the cities from La Paz and El Alto.” 40 baths and laundries were built by implementing rainwater harvesting systems and re-utilization of gray water which, through a pumping system supported by solar panels, are distributed in toilets and laundries, saving the use of drinking water.

Water use has grown six times in the last century; twice as fast as world population

According to José Graziano da Silva, water scarcity is already a challenge for the human race due to factors such as climate change and pollution.

According to FAO Director-General, two-thirds of the planet’s inhabitants live under severe water shortages at certain times of the year; conference in Brasilia debates lack of water as a factor for migration.

At global forums, church leaders advocate for safe water for all

Access to clean water is a fundamental right must be a global priority, said Catholic leaders present at the 8th World Water Forum and the Alternative World Water Forum. Catholic representatives spoke about the need to find ways to create a sustainable supply of fresh drinking water for all, especially the poorer populations around the world.

Collaboration in the SJPAM: Experience in the Peruvian Amazon. By: Eduardo Anaya Sanromán, SJ

We share the testimony of Eduardo Anaya Sanromán, SJ about his experience in the Jesuit Service to Panamazonia (SJPAM)

BIMWAM project to develop methodology to assess water resources in MisOr coastal communities

Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan, University of St La Salle, Université de Namur, Catholique Université de Louvain, and Université de Mons of Belgium have joined forces in the research project, “Building up an Integrated Methodology for Water Resources Assessment and Management in Urban Coastal Areas” or BIMWAM.

 

In Deep Water: Cristo Rey Jesuit Students Explore Water Justice in Baltimore

Before graduating from high school, seniors from the class of 2016 at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore took a deep research dive through their social justice course, examining how as a school community they can ensure that water is valued as a human right in their city. Inspired by the message of Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Si’, but equally troubled by the unfolding water crisis in Flint, Mich., and concerned about water access in Baltimore, students chose water as the focus for this high school capstone project.