UNEP Pushes for More Water Investments

An investment of USD20 million in low-cost safe water technologies could move up to 100 million poor farming households out of poverty, the United Nations Environment Program said in a report, according to Capital News. Released in conjunction with World Water Day celebrations around the world, the UNEP report noted how safe water investments, including technologies such as treadle pumps and drip irrigation, could ensure a healthy human society and environment. Repairing sewerage networks and leaky water systems could also generate employment and reduce pollution in developing countries.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.