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Zenia Tata interview: the importance of funding innovation for the benefits of humanity

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interview with Zenia Tata, executive director of global expansion at XPRIZE. Zenia’s areas of expertise include program design, management, and business development for not-for-profit organizations and business enterprises. Her ideas for a better world are featured on her TED Talk on ‘Radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity’.  Interview topics About the water abundance […]

World Water Forum 2018: Sharing Water

The World Water Forum organised by World Water Council aims “to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management and use of water in all its dimensions on an environmentally sustainable basis for the benefit of all life”. Given […]

​Youth, creativity, and achieving the SDGs

In an interview, Tari Bowling discussed the critical importance of engaging youth in developing and implementing solutions for achieving the SDGs. This article explores the key elements that emerged from her discussions during the SDG Conference in Sydney, including a presentation by Siamak Sam Loni outlining what he is intending to achieve in this regard. Sustainable […]

​The Sustainable Development Goals: from signatory to implementation

In an interview, Tari Bowling talks about the SDGs targets that countries aim to achieve by 2030. Are they actually a real and achievable goal, given our global track record? She discusses this from her perspective as a WASH practitioner and expert. This article looks more closely at the momentum behind the SDGs. Making progress […]

​Bottom-up engagement with communities in Laos

In an interview, Tari Bowling spoke about the necessity of authentic community engagement in her work in Laos. Her stories were such great examples of how the best intentions can have unintended consequences when communities have not been brought in at the earliest stages of a project. This article details her experiences. Implementing the SDGs has to […]

Local, national, and global approaches to meeting the SDGs

In an interview with Tari Bowling, she discussed how individual nations are holding themselves accountable for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. This article looks more closely at who is doing what — which countries are participating in the voluntary national review process and, in particular, what France is doing, which is considered to be one of […]

Tari Bowling interview: achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and implementing WASH programs in Laos

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interview with Tari Bowling, Integrated WaSH and Nutrition Coordinator for the Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC) in Laos. As part of her Masters in Integrated Water Management with the International WaterCentre, Tari completed a professional placement with the Theun-Hinboun expansion project and was later hired by the THPC as a consultant to implement integrated WaSH […]

Water Abundance XPRIZE and DFAT innovationXchange competition

The Water Abundance XPRIZE is an open challenge to use technology to improve affordable access to clean water in high humidity areas where water is currently unavailable or inaccessible. It seeks to attract a solution to the lack of access to clean water encapsulated in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6. Water scarcity is a serious […]

Advice for getting involved in international development work

In an interview with Chris O’Neill of Hydronumerics, Chris spoke about getting involved in international development work. He gave advice about how people, who are interested in helping improve global livelihoods can gain skills and experience, particularly in terms of supporting global water, sanitation, and environmental goals. International development work is popular with people who want […]

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