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Getting poor people access to clean drinking water means reforming U.S. foreign assistance. Really.

There’s been a lot of great momentum lately about providing clean water for the nearly one billion people in the world without it. In 2005, Congress passed the Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act, and from 2007 to 2008, US funding for water, sanitation, and hygiene programs went up 45%.

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How to get water from a cell phone

Earlier this year we included an article in our daily “What We’re Reading” feature about an effort by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and others to boost programs in Africa that allow consumers to access financial services through their cell phones.

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World Water Week

This week (August 17-23) is World Water Week. During this time, experts, practitioners, decision makers and leaders from around the globe will come to Stockholm, Sweden, to exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions for the most urgent water-related issues. While the experts are meeting in Stockholm, we want to use this opportunity to bring the issues they are discussing into homes across America. World Water Week presents a great opportunity to raise awareness and galvanize support for water and sanitation measures.

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The Haitian Water Crisis

“If you’re coming to help me, you’re wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” Anonymous
water.org photo for haiti blog-post
Photo from Partners in Health

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