Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Congratulations to Stanford's Dhaka-ESW team!

Stanford's Engineers for a Sustainable World Dhaka project team (http://stanforddhakawater.wordpress.com) won first place and a $20k prize in the Social Entrepreneurship Challenge sponsored by BASES (Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students).  CONGRATULATIONS!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Stanford Woods Institute May Newsletter

US Dept of State recognizes water as a national security issue; reduced time spent fetching water linked with improved child health; DC bootcamp; and more...

https://woods.stanford.edu/docs/newsletters/201205-enews.html

Sunday, May 6, 2012

'Drill and provide' is not the answer

An important perspective, following on my April 23 post:

http://www.odi.org.uk/opinion/details.asp?id=6414&title=size-matters-africas-water-resources


"The authors caution against a simple ‘drill and provide’ approach, noting that groundwater storage is patchy, and ad hoc development unwise. The kind of Green Revolution seen in South Asia, based on intensive groundwater development and subsidised energy, will not be repeated across rural Africa."

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Gates Foundation Announces 2nd Round of Reinvent the Toilet Challenge

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced the second round of the "Reinvent the Toilet Challenge." In this phase, the foundation will disburse a set of new grants to support research that advances sanitation and hygiene in the developing world. Proposals are due by May 10, 2012. Learn more.