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Through Service, Education and Advocacy, Jesuits Honor World Water Day

Ingredion-dialogue_23Fr. Santos Rugel Rivera, SJ (Peru), Nick Napolitano, Keith Vernon and Fr. Winston Rye, SJ (English Canada) pause for a picture outside the corporate headquarters of Ingredion located in Westchester, Illinois prior to a shareholder dialogue with the company on their agricultural business model and the human right to water.

Sunday, March 22, marks World Water Day, a day celebrated annually since 1993 by the United Nations to raise awareness of unequal access to accessible, clean water for consumption, sanitation and daily use. The focus for World Water Day 2015, reflected in the UN World Water Development Report which will be released on March 22, is Water and Sustainable Development.

In Timor-Leste, clean water is a key concern

1415777597Without access to clean water, Juliana Martines De Araujo’s family has suffered immensely over the past 33 years. Five of nine children died within their first few months, and another son has been confined to a wheelchair for years since contracting a severe stomach illness.

Terra Preta Sanitation (TPS) & Organic Farming Course

susan_logoThis course module intended for Xavier University outreach communities and partners is a 2-day training course that combines the imparting of knowledge on: basic concepts and principles of the reuse-oriented ecological sanitation approach; linkages to health and agriculture; available low-cost sanitation technologies; newly developed TPS technology and its potential to create lasting and highly fertile soils, and basic organic farming practices

Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management (SSWM) Courses

susan_logoThe 2-week SSWM expert training course module gives an overview on Integrated Water Resources Management (IRWM), its basic concept and linkages to the reuse-oriented sustainable sanitation approach including a comprehensive overview on existing technology options and planning approaches. The course focuses on the human influence on the water cycle, the linkages to agriculture, and the sustainable use, treatment and reuse of water resources. It enables participants get a holistic view on the water cycle and to identify more sustainable and locally appropriate technology solutions in relation to sanitation and water resources management.