Browsing Category: Water & Society

Access to Drinking Water, Water & Health, Water & Society, Water Policy, Water Quality

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-
Infrastructure, Water & Health, Water & Society, Water Quality

Q&A with Richard J. Evans on the relevance of a past cholera epidemic

Cholera is a waterborne infectious disease that triggers severe watery diarrhea that can lead to dehydration and even death if left untreated. In most cases, cholera is caused and transmitted by drinking water or eating food that is contaminated by human waste. Even though modern water and sewage treatment systems…

By Manuela Achilles and Peter Debaere-
Uncategorized, Water & Society, Water Quality, Water Technology

Q&A with Charles Burgis, Winner of the 2019 Global Water Initiative Prize for His Work on Storm Water Denitrification Infrastructure (Part II)

In November, the Global Water Initiative held its second Graduate Water Colloquium, bringing together some 40 graduate students and faculty who study water-related questions at UVA. Graduate students from systems engineering, environmental engineering, environmental science, and architecture presented their work. The effort was led by Professors Teresa Culver and…

By Peter Debaere-
Climate Change, Environment, Infrastructure, Uncategorized, Water & Society, Water Technology

Q&A with Faria Tuz Zahura, Winner of the 2019 Global Water Initiative (GWI) Prize, on Machine Learning and Urban Coastal Street Flooding (Part I)

In November, the Global Water Initiative held its second Graduate Water Colloquium, bringing together some 40 graduate students and faculty who study water-related questions at UVA. Graduate students in systems engineering, environmental engineering, environmental science, and architecture presented their work. The effort was led by Teresa Culver and Maria…

By Peter Debaere-
Climate Change, Environment, Water & Society, Water Markets, Water Policy, Water Scarcity

How Can the Small Investor Help Finance Solutions for Water Scarcity

Many areas of the world are grappling with water scarcity due to changing environmental conditions (droughts, climate change, etc.) and increased consumption, as well as poor water quality related to changing demands, pollution and lacking infrastructure.  Current models forecast water stress in many areas of the world in the years…

By Mary Margaret Frank-