Check out Tessa Livingstone's disturbing new video on the crisis of water supply. Why, after $360 million of investment do nearly a billion people still lack healthy water? Why do the wells, pumps and pipes, installed lovingly by donors across the world, fail time and time again? And who now has the courage to put it right?


The objective of this course is to present the diseases and health issues related to water. Different types of water related diseases and how they are transmitted will be presented. This will be followed by prevention strategies which can be employed to minimize the transmission of these diseases.

By: Murray Biedler for Aquaknow

The objective of this course is to present the challenge of water supply for human consumption. Elements of water quality and water quantity will be addressed. This will be followed by basic strategies for providing access to, and distribution of, safe water supply.


By: Murray Biedler for Aquaknow.


Water Week Latinoamérica proporciona una plataforma única para el intercambio de experiencias y prácticas entre las comunidades científica, empresarial, política y cívica.

Se centra en un nuevo pensamiento y la acción positiva hacia los retos relacionados con el agua y su impacto

sobre el medio ambiente, salud, clima, economía y comunidad.




- Water and Industry

· Water and Food Security

· Water supply and sanitation

· Water Governance - LA and Chile

· New Water supply

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission together with DEVCO's support are organising an International Workshop on "Exchange of experiences in water resources management between Europe/China/Africa/Latin America".

This event is organised in the framework of the European Commission (EC) support project to the Africa Union/NEPAD Networks of Water Centres of Excellence implemented by the JRC.

The Story of Cholera by Global Health Media Project.
This short animated film makes invisible cholera germs visible through the eyes of a young boy who explains how to help the sick and guides his village to prevent the spread of cholera.


The Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP) is organizing its VI Environmental and Resource Economics Training Course, titled “Water and Climate Change” which will be carried out at CATIE’s headquarters in Turrialba, Costa Rica from July 23 to August 3, 2012.


The course will examine the economics of climate change impacts and adaption with respect to a variety of water resources planning and policy issues, including the following:


1. Water resources infrastructure investment decisions;


The participants get familiar with economic efficiency in designing water utilities and their components, in rationalizing operation and maintenance and in rehabilitating systems. Transparent and reliable cost comparison calculations. Starting with the systematic of infrastructure project appraisal methods in practical use and their pros and cons, the main focus is on dynamic cost comparison calculation. By applying this tool least cost solutions can be selected that are most suitable in water supply and wastewater disposal whenever mandatory targets have to be met.


This training gives a broad overview of relevant management practice and operational knowhow. The worldwide setup and the various types of associations.

The training will be conducted in the offices of the European Water Association (EWA) and the German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA) with participation of the International Water Association (IWA) in order, additionally, to ensure practice and to learn from the experiences of these international, regional and national associations. 

To celebrate World Water Day 2012, the European Commission releases the video "More than Water" which shows concrete results of the EU-ACP Water Facility to provide access to drinking water in the Himba villages in the north of Namibia.

For more information please visit the EuropeAid website: