Ecojesuit recently spoke with Dr Xavier Savarimuthu, SJ, head of the Department of Environment Studies at Saint Xavier’s College Kolkata in India who organized the Saint Xavier’s Global Earth Summit IV last March 2015 and who shared the outcomes from the conference and the various water security concerns tackled during this year’s summit.
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Stakeholders met for a dialogue on the water, sanitation and hygiene issues of the ten transitory sites and one evacuation center in Zamboanga City. The dialogue took place on July 15, 2015 at the Carlos Dominguez Conference Hall of Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU).
Water, sanitation and hygiene continue to be a challenge for residents of the transitory sites and evacuation centers. These residents are the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the 2013 Zamboanga Siege. Interventions to address these issues fall under an umbrella program called WASH – water, sanitation and hygiene.
The non-profit Friends of Blackwater is partnering with the Wheeling-based education group, Capstone Group Inc., to host a WV Water workshop on Saturday, August 1 in Charleston at Asbury Methodist Church, 501 Elizabeth Street, from 8:30 to 11:30 AM. The program will cover basic water treatment and ecology and also the role of climate change impacting water quality issues.