1. Kibera: Not a Drop to Drink


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    NAIROBI, Kenya--The long rainy season in Kenya has begun and sudden storms regularly burst over Nairobi. Many welcome the downpours, which signal the end of another dry summer and wash the steamy crowded capital clean each morning. In Kibera, a massive slum of rusty tin roofs and makeshift homes spreading out from the southwest of the city, the rain is turning the twisting dirt roads and alleyways to thick red mud. Here in one of largest slums in the world--a flashpoint for violence stemming from Kenya's parliamentary elections in December--the rain is causing open sewers to swell and uncollected garbage to rush in rivers of tattered plastic and human waste through backyards. Audio slideshow by Alex Stonehill, produced in association with the Pulitzer Center On Crisis Reporting for 1h2o.org.

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    • What is your water story?


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      60 second teaser trailer for The Pursuit of Water (2011). It will travel over six continents to describe in detail four main water issues: water & sanitation, water & gender issues, water & climate change, and water conflict. Please visit pursuitofwater.org for more information and consider making a donation to our documentary.

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      • Focus on Unclean Water


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        Photojournalist Dominic Chavez traveled to Sierra Leone for an in-depth look at water sanitation. Sierra Leone has the highest under-five death rate in the world. Part of GlobalPost Special Report, "Step by Step: The path to ending child mortality" http://www.globalpost.com/special-reports/step-by-step-path-ending-child-mortality#slide-1

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        • Quenching the Thirst: Seattle Brings the Most Precious Liquid Abroad


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          ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – It's early morning and a dozen westerners, mostly Seattleites, were getting ready to leave the capital for a three-day visit to water development projects in Oromia, one of this country's largest, rural states. As they set out – a caravan of five land rovers moving through the dense traffic – many of them were still quietly coming to terms with the parting words of Adane Kassa, Executive Director of Water Action, the Ethiopian NGO that coordinates the projects they'll be visiting. "As you know, the coming third world war is anticipated to be fought over water," Kassa said. To those from water-rich regions like the Pacific Northwest, Kassa's words may have seemed hard to understand. But for the estimated seven million people worldwide who die annually from waterborne diseases or for the parents of the child under five that dies every fourteen seconds due to lack of water access and sanitation, no issue is more critical. Like Kassa, many who study this fundamental resource predict water could become the next precious liquid to destabilize the world. Audio slideshow produced by Sarah Stuteville, Alex Stonehill, and Jessica Partnow of CLPMag.org with support from the Pulitzer Center On Crisis Reporting for Seattlepi.com.

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          • Lien Aid Corporate Video


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            Since 2006, Lien AID has been propelled by a vision to offer the gift of hope: to make water and proper sanitation more accessible and affordable for communities in need in Asia. Better access to water and sanitation means healthier days for children and adults; more days for learning, and more days earning a living. And hope for a better future. Together with our dedicated supporters from Singapore and around the world, Lien AID has successfully initiated, implemented and supported projects in Cambodia, China, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia. We are actively seeking more opportunities in other countries where we can play a part in tackling the water and sanitation crisis. Together with you, we know we can make the gift of water a reality for communities across Asia. http://lienaid.org Video Production House: Upside Down Concepts / Alta Productions www.udconcepts.com www.alta.sg

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            • L'assainissement par l'AFD - Didier Renard


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              « Aujourd’hui, un milliard de personnes n’ont d’autre choix que de faire leurs besoins dans l’espace public » L’assainissement doit répondre à des enjeux environnementaux et sanitaires majeurs. Aujourd’hui, 80 % des eaux usées domestiques et industrielles sont rejetées dans le milieu naturel sans aucune épuration et menacent les écosystèmes fragiles ou les activités économiques qui utilisent l’eau (agriculture, pêche, tourisme).Selon l’ONU, chaque dollar investi dans l’assainissement génère 9 dollars de bénéfices, par une réduction des dépenses de santé et une meilleure productivité des activités économiques. Face à ce retard, l’AFD visait un rattrapage du secteur de l’assainissement par rapport à celui de l’eau potable : les engagements en matière d’assainissement devaient augmenter de 10% entre 2001 et 2009. L’agence s’est aussi fixée pour objectif de financer annuellement l’épuration des eaux usées d’un nombre d’habitants égal à celui auquel elle donne accès à l’eau potable. L’objectif est encore loin d’être atteint.

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              • DelAgua Health: Rwanda


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                In October 2012 DelAgua Health and Development distributed EcoZoom fuel efficient cookstoves and LifeStraw water sanitation systems to 2,000 households in Western Rwanda. They used smartphones to document the distribution process by scanning barcodes of the technologies, taking pictures of the families and sending important information on each household over the cellphone network to a central database. This project is funded by the carbon credit market.

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                • New Faculty: Amy Childress


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                  Amy Childress joins the USC Viterbi Civil and Environmental Engineering Department this fall as the Professor and Director of the Environmental Engineering Program. Producer - Elizabeth Bayne

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                  • Water Pistol


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                    This video was made from idea to the final product within 48 hours for WaterAid as part of the YouTube Cannes Young Lions 48 Hour Ad Contest.

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                    • MSF Midwife Margaret Bell in Darfur


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                      Midwife Margaret Bell talks about some of her experiences working with Médecins Sans Frontières in Darfur, Sudan. She arrived in 2004 Mornay was a town which had grown rapidly from 5,000 to 80,000 people who had been internally displaced by the Darfur conflict. By the time she left the project Médecins Sans Frontières had set up a water sanitation program, a feeding centre, an outpatient and inpatient clinic and a women's health centre.

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