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  1. Stockholm Junior Water Prize Winners Propose Novel Approach to Expanding Safe Water Resources

    New York high school students Ryan Thorpe and Rachel Chang, receive the 2017 Stockholm Junior Water Prize from H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden in Stockholm Photo credit: The Stockholm International Water Institute

    New York high school students Ryan Thorpe and Rachel Chang, receive the 2017 Stockholm Junior Water Prize from H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden in Stockholm

    Photo credit: The Stockholm International Water Institute

     

    Striving for a better world by 2030, countries around the globe are beginning to incorporate the new, ambitious UN Sustainable Development Goals into their national agendas. Among the 17 bold goals, which include ending poverty and hunger, is the goal of universal access to safe drinking water and sanitation. This goal was front and center at last week’s Stockholm International Water Institute’s (SIWI) World Water Week meeting, the world’s biggest annual global meeting focused on water and development. SIWI Executive Director, Torgny Holmgren noted, “… it is here that we come together and make sure that the very best ideas are brought forward”.

    One of those ideas originated with two Long Island, New York, high … READ MORE >>

  2. Water Quality & Health Council Member Joan B. Rose, PhD, Receives Stockholm Water Prize

    Video courtesy Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
      Some 3,000 scientists, government officials and policy experts representing 120 countries gathered in Stockholm this week for the 26th annual World Water Week conference. Organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute, World Water Week is “the annual focal point for the globes’ water issues,” according to the Institute's website.  A highlight of the week was the presentation by H.M. Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, of the Stockholm Water Prize to Water Quality & Health Council member, Professor Joan B. Rose. READ MORE >>
  3. Professor Joan B. Rose Named 2016 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate

    Professor Joan B. Rose has been named the 2016 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate. The Water Quality & Health Council could not be prouder of its illustrious member and friend.  The Stockholm Water Prize Nominating Committee stated:

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  4. Touring Orange County’s Groundwater Replenishment System and Celebrating World Water Week 2017

    gwrsThe theme of this year’s World Water Week, which runs from August 27 to September 1, is “Water and Waste: Reduce and Reuse.” World Water Week was established in 1991 and is organized each year by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).

    To mark World Water Week, we thought it only fitting to share a highlight of our July 2017 summer meeting—a tour of the unique Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) of the Orange County Water District and the Orange County Sanitation District (OCWD/OCSD) in California.

    World Water Week 2017

    SIWI promotes sustainable development in water governance and transboundary water management. In 2016, SIWI named WQ&HC’s Dr. Joan Rose winner of their prestigious Stockholm Water Prize. As described in their program, World Water Week 2017 will focus on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) and 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production). OCWD and OCSD … READ MORE >>

  5. Meeting the Goal of Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation for All

    Reliable and safe drinking water and sanitation are fundamental requirements of people trying to reach their greatest potential in life. Few of us can relate to the burden and indignity of living without these basic services. Achieving universal access to safely managed drinking water and sanitation services is one of the 17 Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (“SDG” #6) that form the core of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    The SDGs build on 15 years of progress made under the earlier eight Millennium Development Goals (“MDGs”) from 2000 to 2015. On the first of January, 2016, the MDG timeline officially ended and the SDG timeline began. How do MDGs and SDGs differ? While both are “people-focused,” SDGs are more specific and measurable than the MDGs and promise to “leave no one behind.” This article explores the progress already made under the MDGs and the work yet needed to … READ MORE >>

  6. World Water Week: Planning for Safe Water in an Urbanizing World

    Stockholm is the gathering place this week for experts considering the significant challenges of providing safe drinking water in an increasingly urbanizing world. According to the World Water Week website, by 2050 more people will live in cities than are currently living in the entire world (6.8 billion people). The World Bank states that urban centers will hold 95 percent of the global population in the future. Without abundant and safe water, contamination will wreak havoc on urban communities causing frequent illness outbreaks and death.

    For urban communities to achieve water security in the future, sheer demand will require water recycling. This will mean treating wastewater as a resource and using a variety of technologies to recover nutrients and energy as well as clean water. In addition a multiple barrier approach is needed for watersheds on the grand scale, which includes protecting raw source water–such as groundwater and surface … READ MORE >>

  7. Joan B. Rose

    Chair, Water Research
    Michigan State University

    joan_roseDr. Joan Rose serves as the Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research at Michigan State University, the Co-Director of the Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment and Co-Director of the Center for Water Sciences. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, serves the International Water Association as part of US National Committee and works in Singapore advising the Public Utilities Board. She was chair of the Drinking Water Committee for the USEPA Science Advisory Board (2004-2010). She is an international expert in water microbiology, water quality and public health safety publishing more than 300 manuscripts. She has been involved in the investigation of numerous waterborne outbreaks world-wide. Her work addresses the use of new molecular tools for surveying and mapping water pollution for recreational and drinking water; assessment of innovative water treatment technology for the developed and developing world and use … READ MORE >>

  8. Drinking Water

    Safe Drinking Water: The Lifeblood of Society

     

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