Social Business
Water Collective: A ‘maintenance-obsessed’ approach to clean water

Organizations around the globe recently marked World Water Day (March 22) to highlight the fact that 663 million people still do not have access to improved water sources, according to the World Health Organization. Water Collective, like many charities, wants to drive that number down. But unlike many charities, they’re “obsessed” with maintaining improved water sources to make sure that number stays down – a challenging task for many reasons.

Investors pour $25 million into better water and sanitation in Latin America

Investors are pouring $25 million into an initiative to improve access to water and sanitation in some of the poorest countries of Latin America. The initial investment was announced over the weekend by the FEMSA Foundation, Coca-Cola Latin America, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the One Drop Foundation – an organization founded by the creator of Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberté.

Human Rights
Lagos passes law making boreholes illegal amid water crisis

In the midst of a water crisis, the government of the Nigerian state Lagos made it illegal for people to fetch water. A bill passed last week bans the digging of new boreholes and criminalizes selling or transporting water. Nigerian activists condemned the rules saying that they prioritize efforts to privatize water in the city.

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