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  • Progress Toward MDGs in Water in LAC

    Saturday, August 16th, 2008

    One of my first posts here on The Temas Blog concerned the 2006 World Health Organization (WHO) progress report on reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) regarding drinking water and sanitation. So it’s probably fitting as I approach the second anniversary of the The Temas Blog to be discussing the latest update just released […]

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    Bottled Water and the Macizo Colombiano

    Thursday, June 28th, 2007

    Are water bottlers seeking to become the champions of conservation and protecting freshwater sources?
    You have to wonder. At about the same time earlier this month that WWF was publicizing its freshwater protection partnership with Coca-Cola, owner of the Dasani brand of bottled water, Colombia’s Environment Minister, Juan Lozano Ramírez, was announcing an […]

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    What the WWF-Coke Freshwater Partnership Means for LAC

    Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

    On the face of it, this is good news for a couple of reasons.
    First off, I applaud that a huge water user (176 billion liters worldwide in 2006) and consumer such as Coca-Cola has decided to increase their water use efficiency, recycle the water they use in manufacturing whenever and wherever possible, and to treat […]

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    Is Meeting the MDGs for Water & Sanitation Good Enough?

    Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

    This month the World Health Organization (WHO) released a progress report on meeting the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as they apply to access to “improved” water and sanitation, using data collected by the WHO/UNICEF joint Monitoring Programme (JMP).
    As the WHO report I recently reviewed on the linkage between environmental conditions and health underlined, […]

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