Archive for f. Clean water and Sanitation

Teaching rural communities to understand and fight climate change

Rural communities in and around Dili are showing a positive change in their perception of the value of trees since Jesuit Social Service Timor-Leste began its reforestation programme.  Through its clean water project, Jesuit Social Service (JSS) is making the communities see the intricate connection between forest and water resources, motivating them to cut fewer trees and plant more seedlings.  For every tree that is cut down, the community must plant 10 seedlings or more to help with forest regeneration.

“A selfless ecological commitment”

Why is the Water Waste Management Project, as part of the new JCAM administrative building, in Kenya so important to you? Like many parts of Africa water is increasingly seen and valued as the precious resource it is. We say “water has no enemy.” In a city like Nairobi we used to receive water from the city on only two days a week. That taught us to be careful and to value water as a precious resource. Now, through the generosity of benefactors we are lucky enough to have our own borehole supply. But that is water which we do not simply want to use once and throw away for ever. So, our waste water can be treated and used again in flushing systems and in small irrigation projects which help us towards self-sufficiency. I lived for some time in London and there the joke was that the water which came from the taps had been used six or seven times over as it made its way down the length of the River Thames! In a small way we are doing the same thing here. In the end it’s about developing and modelling an attitude of care and protection for water and all the wonderful natural resources that God has gifted human beings and creation with.

Water and Faith Day, fighting for water for all

Over 3,000 people from 135 countries have registered for this year’s “World Water Week”(WWW). WWW, running until August 31, is organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute which has partnered with 6 main Swedish and Global Organisations. Their aim this year is to address the theme “Water, ecosystems and human development”. At his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis called attention to the importance of making water accessible to all and protecting this fundamental resource.

Water, ecosystems and human development in World Water Week 2018

Water, ecosystems and human development is the theme of World Water Week 2018an annual event organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) to tackle global water issues. From 26 to 31 August, world leaders, water experts, development professionals and business representatives gathered in Stockholm, Sweden and discussed the need for more nature-based solutions in a world where poor water management and stressed ecosystems are driving poverty and violent conflicts.

Tachos, Algodón y Clavos para Filtrar Arsénico en el Agua

Docentes y alumnos de la Universidad Católica (UCC) de Córdoba enseñan la técnica en un humilde poblado de Santiago del Estero. Allí utilizan el sistema para procesar agua con niveles muy altos de contaminación. Reducir los niveles de arsénico y de fluoruros del agua de pozo, mejorar la calidad de vida de un poblado santiagueño que no tiene otra fuente de provisión, investigar y desarrollar nuevos dispositivos de filtración.

Jesuit Hakimani Centre improving equity and faireness in water management in Garissa County

Jesuit Hakimani Center has been working with the select Religious Leaders, Civil Society Organizations, and Water Service Providers to improve equity and fairness in water management for communities most affected by the adverse climate in Garissa County. Severe water scarcity in Garissa County is associated with extreme climate variability and deficiencies in water governance.