Map of the Day: Where You Can Find a Toilet

Where to find the nearest toilet is a matter of convenience in some of the world. But for millions of people it is a matter of profound consequence to their health and well being. A just-released report from UNICEF  and the World Health Organization offers new...

Why There is Much to Celebrate this World Water Week

Yesterday, the 2012 World Water Week began. This annual conference in Stockholm, Sweden is the planet’s largest gathering of water-related scientists, managers, NGO leaders, and multilateral organizations. This year’s conference lies in the shadow of the coming due 2015 due date for the Millennium Development Goals related to water and sanitation.