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Our first project is ready to go!

By Jackie Hynes Wind4Water(c) projects have the potential to provide affordable fresh water to developing nations across the globe. By combining industrial wind turbines with desalinization plants, we have established a sustainable, replicable infrastructure that can be used to help

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Why wells may not be enough to address the water crisis

By Sara Corben In areas where water is scarce, a well can provide a simple solution to the challenges faced by a family or village. There is no doubt that the charities working to build wells in Africa are making

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What is in your Water?

By Cara Goodman Everyone knows that unclean water is unsafe to drink, and can make you sick. But few know exactly what can be living in that murky water, and what it can do to the human body. Here is

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Sustainability. What’s Your Policy?

By Cara Goodman and Sara Corben When it comes to water, what communities really need is a reliable source to provide clean water, and lots of it. All too often, disaster relief provides the easiest solutions; the short-term solutions.  According

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Spotlight: South Africa and Water Scarcity

By Sara Corben While 122 countries have voted in favor of water as a basic human right, South Africa has demonstrated its commitment to a person’s right to water by including in its Constitution a section which states, “Everyone has

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Climate Change and Water Scarcity

By Sara Corben This week, President Obama spoke on climate change, unveiling new plans to cut down on carbon emissions nationwide and providing direction for the United States to deal with the implications of climate change. According to the President’s

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Wind-Powered Desalination: The Australian Story

As the driest inhabited continent in the world and with a burgeoning population, Australia is increasingly relying on salt water desalination to supply fresh water to its 22 million people. Today, the country has the capacity to produce as much

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The Economics of Water: How We Value This Scarce Resource

By Nicholas Brisbois It is well known that water availability differs greatly around the world. Some communities have a seemingly unlimited flow as an uninterrupted stream of water emerges from their tap at any given moment; others walk for miles

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Wind & Water: the Perfect Pair

By Cara Goodman Too often, poverty-stricken communities suffer without access to the most basic of human needs: clean water. One of the main barriers to clean water access is the fact that much of the earth’s water is contained in the

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Global Wind Day

On June 15, 2012 children across the United States gazed into the sky, their eyes following kites as they twisted and dipped in the wind. In Greece, children and adults painted pictures representing the invisible but powerful force, and in

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