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Fundamental role of water in creation and human development: 2018 message of Pope Francis for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

31 August 2018
Vie communautaire et eau dans un village de Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombie (Crédit photo: P Walpole)

Ecojesuit shares the message of Pope Francis for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation where he drew attention to water, its preciousness to life and fundamental role in creation and in human development, the privatization at the expense of human right to access water especially the poor, and the constant...
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Water, ecosystems and human development in World Water Week 2018

31 August 2018
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Water, ecosystems and human development is the theme of World Water Week 2018, an annual event organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) to tackle global water issues. From 26 to 31 August, world leaders, water experts, development professionals and business representatives gathered in Stockholm, Sweden and discussed the need for more nature-based solutions in...
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Establishing a Water Institute in Javeriana University

31 July 2018
“Water is an essential common good, an existential and transcendental factor, the natural and cultural heritage of planet earth, the supreme and sacred element for the expression of life in all its manifestations.  The geographical diversity of Colombia is manifested in the variety of its landscapes and climates, its mountains, its glaciers, aquifers, rivers and oceans, forests, páramos, and the desert; of fauna and flora; of cultures and modes of production and life.  All the coordinates of this territory host countless goods and resources that constitute an infinite natural and human wealth with an exceptional biodiversity that we must guard as an inheritance for the generations to come.” (Source: Declaración de Colombia: Del derecho al agua al derecho a la paz, September 2017) Photo credit: Instituto del Agua de la Universidad Javeriana

Part of the 2016-2021 plan of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia is the establishment of the Instituto del Agua de la Universidad Javeriana (Javeriana Water Institute) that will specialize on the study of water from a wider and multi-sectoral vision to include transportation, supply and uses, recreation, sanitation, conservation and impact on...
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Building partnerships in water and faith to achieve the SDGs

1 September 2017
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Jaime Tatay, SJ There is growing interest in the role of faith-based organizations (FBOs) in moving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) forward, catalyzing collaboration, building cultural bridges, and activating their extensive institutional networks.  During the 2017 Stockholm World Water Week, three different events dealing with the faith-water nexus were held for the first time in...
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JESAM Ecology Water Week 2015: Access to safe drinking water for all

15 September 2015
JASCNET proporcionó un gran tanque para el Centro de Aprendizaje Puerta Alta, una escuela en un asentamiento urbano informal de Nairobi, Kenia que compra agua para sus necesidades de limpieza y de cocina en el programa de alimentación.  La escuela ahora puede utilizar el tanque grande para la cosecha de agua de lluvia y el almacenamiento de agua para sus necesidades. Foto de: JASCNET

Jesuit Africa Social Centers Network The Jesuit Africa Social Centers Network (JASCNET) and the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN)-Ecology organized the JESAM Water Week from 31 August to 4 September 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya with the theme Access to safe drinking water for all, a work focus of GIAN-Ecology. Participants listened to various experts...
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The 2015 UN-Water Annual International Zaragoza Conference: Vision to action for water and sustainable development

15 February 2015
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Javier San Román The UN-Water Annual International Zaragoza Conference held last 15 to 17 January 2015 in Zaragoza, Spain both served as an assessment of what has been done after a decade in relation to water for life and what the next plans and approaches are in relation to water and sustainable development in...
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Promoting waterless ecological sanitation in Tarumitra, a Jesuit bio-reserve and ecology centre in India

15 April 2014
Traiter l'urine et les excréments réutilisés sur les champs Tarumitra. Crédit photo: Kim Andersson/SEI

Stockholm Environment Institute Waterless ecological sanitation is a work focus of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) for the last three years in Bihar, a state in eastern India, in collaboration with the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Institute (WASHi). This project includes a set of approaches that not only reduces the incidence of water-borne disease...
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The commoditization of water and its social impact

27 December 2013
Almacenaje de agua de lluvia

Xavier Savarimuthu, SJ Water, once a synonym of life, is fast becoming the basis for disrupting life as we perceive it on Earth. Scenario 1: Faced with a task of feeding 8 billion (and counting) hungry mouths, agriculture is becoming more and more intense, with water usage (70 percent of the world’s freshwater is...
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Water at the wrong place, wrong time: How can we cope?

15 September 2013
Manggahan floodway, sur de Metro Manila, Filipinas. Foto de: P Walpole

Rowena Soriaga and Wendy Clavano The World Water Week 2013  closes with a Stockholm Statement calling on the UN and its Open Working Group to propose in the post-2015 development agenda a Sustainable Development Goal on Water. Three outcomes are aspired by 2030: 1) a doubling of global water productivity, 2) a realisation of...
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Tourism and water use

15 September 2013
Cambios en el uso global del agua relacionados con el turismo . Foto de: Gössling, 2005

Luis Santiago Cano and Sylvia Miclat Tourism is not readily viewed and acknowledged relevant in global water use, accounting for 1% compared with the agriculture sector’s estimated 70% consumption. However, “tourism is often a major user of freshwater in areas where water is scarce or where renewal rates of aquifers are limited, and its...
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