WASHing with Sesame Street Webinar
RSVP deadline extended!
Global Water Challenge and Sesame Workshop invite you to an hour-long webinar, “WASHing with Sesame Street,” to learn about an innovative opportunity to join a coalition of partners for a targeted WASH multimedia effort. The two organizations will be developing a global campaign to deliver key messages about WASH to millions of parents, children, and caregivers around the world.
Tuesday, December 11th (10AM – 11AM EST)
To join the webinar, rsvp to GlobalWaterChallenge@gmail.com. Deadline to RSVP has been extended! For more information, click here.
Scotsman Ice Systems to Donate Percentage of Sales to Women for Water
Vernon Hills, Ill.— October 3, 2012—Scotsman Ice Systems today announced plans to donate a percentage of each healthcare unit sold to the Global Water Challenge’s newly launched Women for Water campaign. The campaign is a global grassroots initiative that is dedicated to launching women-led water ventures, each of which is estimated to provide clean water for 1,000-2,500 people in its first year of operation.
“Water sanitation is a vital component in our business so working with Women for Water was the right thing to do,” said Rich Gleitsmann, president of Scotsman Ice Systems. “Through our donations, Scotsman hopes to assist in solving of the global water crisis and improve the health and lives of the world’s women and children.”
Starting January 2013, Scotsman Ice Systems plans to submit donations to Women for Water twice per year.
For more information regarding Scotsman Ice Systems, visit http://www.scotsman-ice.com/.
To learn more about Women for Water, visit http://womenforwater.com/.
About Scotsman Ice Systems
As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of ice systems, with more than 300 models of ice machines, storage bins, and ice and water dispensers, Scotsman is dedicated to developing today’s most innovative ice solutions. In 2012 Scotsman earned the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award and in 2011, Scotsman was the recipient of the ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Product Design. Offering more than 65 ENERGY STAR-rated models, Scotsman Prodigy® technology reduces energy and water consumption, making a difference for the environment and the bottom line. For more information, visit www.scotsman-ice.com.
WASH Sustainability: Looking Through the GLAAS
Tuesday, July 17, 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
WASH Sustainability: Looking Through the GLAAS will be an hour-long webinar that brings together leading WASH experts and GLAAS report contributors to discuss the practical implications of the recent report.
The UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) report monitors the inputs needed to extend and sustain water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems and services.
GLAAS contributors Catarina Fonseca, WASHCost Project Director at the International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC) and Peregrine Swann, Consultant to the GLAAS Team at the World Health Organization (WHO) will discuss what’s behind the numbers of the GLAAS report with specific focus on external support agencies, sustainability, and financing.
This webinar will be moderated by Eddy Perez, Senior Sanitation Specialist at the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program.
Detailed information including the webinar link will be sent at a later date.
The GLAAS report is available on the WHO website for review prior to the webinar.
USWP Launch: June 20, 2012 at Rio+20
Join us as we celebrate the launch of a brand new public-private partnership that will harness U.S. strengths to provide centralized access to America’s water knowledge. During a lively 90-minute presentation, followed by a reception, hear about how the United States is uniting and mobilizing its resources to address water challenges around the globe, especially in the developing world. U.S. Water Partnership supporters such as The Coca-Cola Company, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, USAID, Global Water Challenge, Philadelphia Water Commission, Clean Water America Alliance, World Resources Institute, The Nature Conservancy, Department of State, World Vision, University of Colorado, Rockefeller Foundation, Skoll Global Threats Fund, and U.S. Department of Agriculture will give presentations about innovative technologies and governing approaches that are saving lives, greening cities, protecting eco-systems and getting more crop per drop.