Kat Leitzmann

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Nearly a Billion People Still Defecate Outdoors. Here’s Why.

<b>At 65, Moolchand,</b> bandy-legged and white-haired, has no problem rising for his predawn hunts. In fact he revels in them.<p>“I hide along the lane with my flashlight,” he says in a low, excited voice, gesturing down the main road of Gaji Khedi village, in India’s Madhya Pradesh state. “And I look for …

Water

Keep It Flowing: A Look at a Big Hilton Give for WASH

As 80% of the world’s wastewater flows untreated into the environment, we asked an expert panel to discuss how to promote water reuse<p>The main message we should give is that proper reuse can save money and generate income, and is good for the environment. In the Netherlands, there is now a …

Sustainability

How We’ll Get Universal Access to Safe Water in Latin America

Universal access to safe water in Latin America? How is this possible to achieve in a region where some of the most beautiful tourist destinations in …

It’s not all about toilets: Debunking 7 myths about urban sanitation on World Water Day

<i>Co-authors:</i><p><i>The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Jan Willem Rosenboom<br>The University of Leeds – Barbara Evans<br>Emory University – Christine Moe &</i> …

Monitoring SDG 6 and the Institutional Spaghetti

The latest institutional developments around who will be monitoring Goal 6 for water and sanitation were presented at the World Water Week in Stockholm. It's a complicated plot.<p><b>The big brother: UN Inter-governmental body on water</b><p>First, we have the proposal for a UN Inter-governmental body on water …

Equitable access is key to meeting water, sanitation and hygiene targets

The UN’s millennium development goal target of halving the amount of people with access to safe drinking water has been met. The same is sadly not …

Sustainability

This vodka brand is providing clean water to those in need

Drink Elyx, give water<p>How we connected a luxury vodka, water truck, pineapples and a global non-profit to get water to people in need all over the …

Alcohol

Crafted with the only the Finest Ingredients

For Elyx, our Master Distiller Krister Asplund and his team examined everything they had learned from making Absolut vodka. From the natural …

Some $114bn is needed each year to reach the SDG on water and sanitation. Our panel of experts share their ideas on how to raise the money<p>An estimated $1tn [£0.8tn] flows illegally out of developing countries and emerging economies each year – more than they receive in foreign direct investment and …

Economic Development

Water for People Knows Safe Aqua is a Right, Not a Privilege

While living and working as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic, Eleanor Allen’s life was changed by 3-year-old Maria Fernanda (her …

Pushing the Culture of Progressive Luxury Brands

For Tom Roberts and Absolut Elyx, purpose is transforming the vodka category and doing something to mitigate the global water crisis.

Why is the global water crisis a women's issue and the top global risk over the next decade?

Having worked on water projects in my past at Bechtel, I recently connected with Eleanor Allen, CEO of Water For People.<p>Eleanor Allen is fiercely compassionate about improving global water and sanitation services. She believes societal change can be accelerated through social entrepreneurship and …

They're not glamorous, but it's time the world talked about toilets

Politicians and philanthropists often talk about abstract, lofty ideas such as sustainability and transformation through dialogue. So Bill Gates and …

Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all — SDG Indicators

SDG Goals<p>Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all<p>Sustainable Development Goal 6 goes beyond drinking …