VIDEO: WATER & SANITATION FOR ALL?

We were lucky to have some big names in water & sanitation at our Water & Sanitation Symposium last week. We asked them what the biggest barriers were for water & sanitation for all, and what will happen after the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals. Here’s Jon Lane, Executive Director of the Water…

DIVERSITY, DISTRIBUTION AND DEVELOPMENT THROUGH KNOWLEDGE, NETWORKS AND NATIONS

By Melissa Leach, STEPS Centre director A new report by the Royal Society surveys the global scientific landscape in 2011, noting the shift to an increasingly multipolar world underpinned by the rise of new scientific powers such as China, India and Brazil. Melissa Leach was on the Advisory Group for the report. The Royal Society’s…

WATER & SANITATION FOR ALL IS ELUSIVE, BUT ACHIEVABLE

Here’s another guest post on water and sanitation, on the eve of our Symposium on that subject. Barbara Frost is Chief Executive of Water Aid, a charity dedicated to the provision of safe domestic water, sanitation and hygiene education to the world’s poorest people. A great deal has been achieved since the first UN International…

RETHINKING WATER

Our second guest blog for the STEPS Water Symposium is by Gourisankar Ghosh. Gourisankar is the CEO of FXB India Suraksha, a non profit company working for the vulnerable children affected or infected with HIV AIDS. Till recently he was the Executive Director of Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) at the World Health…

FILM: “WATER AND JUSTICE” OUT NOW

Our new film, “Water and Justice: Peri-urban pathways in Delhi”, tells the story of three people and their relationship with water in the towns and villages on the edge of the city. The film draws on our research into water in peri-urban Delhi. >> STEPS Centre: Films>> “Water and Justice” on Facebook

THINKING OUT OF THE WATER BOX

We’re delighted to feature this guest post by Erik Swyngedouw, Professor of Geography at the University of Manchester. This is the first of a series of blog posts by speakers at our Water Symposium next week. Recent experiences with water privatization experiments have shown that turning water services into profitable and socially acceptable businesses is…