This month’s news focuses on big water-saving ideas; a simple water-stretching idea; helping girls with essential needs in Zimbabwe and beyond: Kenya’s bold ban on plastic; and an encouraging bronze symbol on Wall Street…
Every World Water Day rolls by as a sobering reminder that the lack of clean and safe water resources is the biggest risk to human well-being, global peace and security worldwide. Why do we waste water? Here, six innovations are highlighted that tackle some of today’s most pressing water challenges. >> Full Story
Agriculture uses a huge amount of the world’s freshwater supply, but a Mexican company may have found a way to ease the pressure. This innovation product, solid rain, allows some crops to thrive despite 2 months of no rain. >> Video
In rural Zimbabwe, menstruation can cost some girls their education. Most families can’t afford the pads sold in stores, which often don’t carry them anyway. The nonprofit Sewpportive Friends is creating menstrual supplies for two Zimbabwean locations – a sign of the increased global attention that’s being paid to this issue. >> Full Story
Kenya’s government has announced it will become the latest African country to ban the manufacture and import of all plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging, which have littered the streets of the capital Nairobi and created towering piles at dump sites. >> Full Story
The world’s third-largest asset manager installed a bronze statue of a defiant girl in front of Wall Street’s iconic charging bull statue on Tuesday morning as part of its new campaign to pressure companies to add more women to their boards.
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