Browsing Category: Access to Drinking Water

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Looking Back at the 1980s, the World’s First Water Decade: Sustained Ambition Is What It Takes

The Blue Nile Health Project (BNHP) and the International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade (IDWSSD, the Water Decade) are examples of extraordinary cooperation and coordination. The Water Decade marked the beginning of the global effort to provide clean drinking water and adequate sanitation for all. The BNHP demonstrated that…

By Christian McMillen-
Access to Drinking Water, Water & Health, Water Quality

Q&A with Sydney Turner, Winner of the 2020 GWI Graduate Water Prize

 In spite of the coronavirus pandemic, the Global Water Initiative organized the third edition of the annual Graduate Water Symposium. Nine students from across UVA presented their water-related research at the virtual symposium. Sydney Turner, from the Department of Engineering Systems and Environment (ESE) in the School of Engineering…

By Teresa Culver-
Access to Drinking Water, Water Quality

Q&A with Mushfiq Mobarak on the elite capture of deep wells and the challenge of fighting arsenic in groundwater

Bangladesh’s water history is one of unintended consequences. What initially looked like a success story became a nightmare. After international organizations and the Bangladeshi government had supported a shift away from polluted surface water to groundwater use in the 1980s, arsenic was discovered in the groundwater of many rural…

By Peter Debaere-