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Why Wastewater Treatment Crucial for Development

Why Wastewater Treatment Crucial for Development

Clean water is an essential element for human health, wellbeing and prosperity. Whether used for drinking, cleaning, food production or industrial output, access to sufficient water resources is a basic human need. Access to sufficient and safe sanitation facilities is also vital for hygiene, disease prevention, and human health.

Cross-cutting Measures for Environmental Sanitation

Cross-cutting Measures for Environmental Sanitation

An estimated 2.3 billion people around the globe are without basic sanitation, while 844 million do not have access to clean water, despite both being considered as key human rights.

The Index Score for Wastewater Treatment

The Index Score for Wastewater Treatment

As global population grows (increasing agricultural, industrial and domestic demands for water), and water demand increases, water stress and the risk of water scarcity is now a common concern. This is even more applicable for particular regions with lower water resources and/or larger population pressures.

10 Counties with Largest Increases in CO2 Emissions in 2017

10 Counties with Largest Increases in CO2 Emissions in 2017

Developed nations typically have high carbon dioxide emissions per capita, while some developing countries lead in the growth rate of carbon dioxide emissions.

Top 5 Countries on Energy Transition Index by WEF

Top 5 Countries on Energy Transition Index by WEF

It benchmarks countries on the performance of their energy system, as well as their readiness for transition to a secure, sustainable, affordable, and reliable energy future.

How Waste in Landfills Contribute to Climate Change

How Waste in Landfills Contribute to Climate Change

We take out our trash and feel lighter and cleaner. But at the landfill, the food and yard waste that trash contains is decomposing and releasing methane, a greenhouse gas that’s 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

Why Methane Matters

Why Methane Matters

Landfills are a top source of methane emissions, releasing 12 percent of the world’s total. Landfill methane can be tapped, captured, and used as a fairly clean energy source for generating electricity or heat, rather than leaking into the air or being dispersed as waste.

The United States' Food Waste Problem

The United States' Food Waste Problem

About 150,000 tons of food is tossed out in US households each day, equivalent to about a third of the daily calories that each American consumes. This waste has an environmental toll.

Who Wastes Most Food?

Who Wastes Most Food?

There are a lot of ways to think about food waste. The issue is complex, and effective reduction efforts require a coordinated response involving effective policies and technologies.

What Can Your Food Waste Power?

What Can Your Food Waste Power?

Considering that 795 million people around the world go hungry on any given day, it is shocking that many of us throw away food on a daily basis.