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Water – further resources:

WiserEarth ( ) is a social network for people and organizations doing work on sustainability issues. WISER stands for World Index of Social and Environmental Responsibility, and at the time of this writing the website lists 10,725 organizations working on improving the world’s water, including non-profit, for-profit, governmental, non-governmental, research institutes, foundations, village based groups, student groups and others.

UN Water:

UN Water strengthens coordination and coherence among UN entities dealing with issues related to all aspects of freshwater and sanitation. This includes surface and groundwater resources, the interface between freshwater and seawater and water-related disasters.

United Nations Environmental Programme:

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) coordinates United Nations environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices.

World Water Council:

An international multi-stakeholder platform to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels.

Circle of Blue:

International network of leading journalists, scientists and communications design experts that reports and presents the information necessary to respond to the global freshwater crisis.

Pacific Institute:

The Pacific Institute is a nonpartisan research institute that works to advance environmental protection, economic development, and social equity.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development:

A CEO-led, global association of some 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development.

Waterkeeper Alliance:

A global movement of on-the-water advocates who patrol and protect over 100,000 miles of rivers, streams and coastlines in North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa.

A U.S.-based non-profit organization committed to providing safe drinking water and sanitation to people in developing countries.

World Resources Institute:

A global environmental think tank ‘that goes beyond research to put ideas into action’, working with governments, companies, and civil society to build solutions to urgent environmental challenges.

WRI’s Aqueduct Project

Project to measure and map water related risks.

International Rivers:

International Rivers protects rivers and defends the rights of communities that depend on them, and works to stop destructive dams and promote water and energy solutions for a just and sustainable world.

American Rivers:

A conservation organization standing up for healthy rivers so communities can thrive, protecting and restoring rivers and the clean water that sustains people, wildlife, and nature.

Blue Planet Project:

A global civil society organization working to secure water governance as a public trust, and access to clean water as a basic human right.

World Economic Forum – Water:

Investigating the role for private-public partnerships in addressing water issues.

Water Treatment and Purification - Lenntech

Lenntech designs, builds and installs a wide range of odour treatment, water purification and air filtration products using UV, ozone, Ecosorb, drum filtration. Also cooling towers.

Liquid Assets: The Big Business of Water -


Low Carbon Lifestyle: My Water Use

The Flush Toilet: Time for IT to Go?

Our humble friend, the flush toilet, has been with us in some form or another ... though not always close or convenient ... since the ancient civilizations of the Indus Valley, Minos and Rome. Now interesting times are upon us, and conserve we must. But how? This particular water activity is, well, harder to hold back on than most. This Hub will delve into a couple of alternatives for relieving this dilemma.

Water Crisis

Water | World Economic Forum-Water

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Geneva-based non-profit organization best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the Annual Meeting of New Champions in China (Summer Davos) and the Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai. It also releases research reports such as the Competitiveness Reports and Risk Reports and engages with its members in sector-specific initiatives.

Sustainability & Resource Productivity | Latest thinking | McKinsey & Company

Artemis Project Top 50 - Bringing technology to where water matters.

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2011 Clean Tech Investor Summit

15 Leading Innovators For the Next Decade - CNBC

Innovation is occurring at a rapid pace around the globe, pushing the world economy forward while working hand-in-hand with technology.

Green Technology | Cleantech and Renewable Energy News and Analysis

Greentech Media delivers news, research, and analysis in the business-to-business greentech market.

Green Tech Solar News - PV News | Latest Solar Energy News

Solar News, PV News - Daily solar energy and photovoltaic news from around the industry. Breaking solar news brought to you from noted energy thought leaders.

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