Archive for f. Clean water and Sanitation

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.

Water Conservation

Loyola Marymount University is located in Los Angeles, California. Our geographic location means that we are living in a water scarce area. We recognize the significance of conserving water and implementing alternative technologies to reduce our contribution to the south west’s severe drought. Additionally, water use (specifically heating) can contribute to more than 15% of a building’s energy use. Over the past few years, we have reduced our water use by over 20 %.

Jesuits seek more knowledge to combat pollution

There is clear demand from the Jesuit community for more information around mining issues, according to a global survey 

Although environmental contamination and access to clean water are priorities in areas where the Society of Jesus works, many Jesuits and lay colleagues say they have insufficient knowledge to take action, according to a global survey by the Justice in Mining Network.

Timor-Leste water and food programs

Access to clean water and sanitation is difficult for many Timorese, particularly for those living in rural areas. To help address this, Jesuit Social Service (JSS) have built ten water towers that benefit more than 2,000 people. With the help of donors, such as Catholic Mission Australia, Jesuit Mission Australia, Jesuit Mission Austria, Bank Mandiri and private individuals, JSS will build another five this year and five more in 2019.

Fordham Signs On to City Water Challenge

“The NYC Water Challenge is a fantastic opportunity for Fordham to reflect and reorient our urban water responsibility—to reflect on patterns of use and waste, and to reorient toward conscious water consumption on individual and institutional levels,” said Christiana Zenner, Ph.D., associate professor of theology, whose research examines water as a scarce resource and as a commodity. “The NYDEP’s vision is concrete, constructive, and creative.”