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Water and related ecosystems

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Water and sustainable development: A business perspective

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"Scarce, cheap, and wasted. In too many places water is a triple paradox," says this updated WBCSD paper on water, which was originally prepared for the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) in April 2004. Its message is straightforward: with no water there can be no business.

Sanitation case studies: It is time for business to act

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In 2008, the UN International Year of Sanitation, the WBCSD highlighted this important issue, and saw this advocacy effort as an excellent opportunity for companies to get involved and make a positive difference.

Private sector participation for sustainable water service management

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Following the findings of the Rüschlikon-Conference a process was initiated to find ways in which the private sector participation (PSP) projects could be evaluated in order to develop further and to improve the rules of the game for PSP. Based on field experience it should be possible to elaborate...

Tata launches low-cost water filter

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India's giant Tata Group on Monday unveiled a new low-cost water purifier, hoping to do for health what it did for motoring and provide affordable, safe drinking water for millions and cut disease.

UNICEF Corporate Partnerships - Examples

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UNICEF Corporate Partnerships - Examples, a series of web pages, details UNICEF's corporate partnerships with a range of companies.

Global Map of Water Accessibility

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This map draws on the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) drinking water and sanitation target data. The map features 162 countries and each is coloured a different shade to indicate country status in relation to the other nations featured.