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Quenching the thirst

Quenching the thirst

Anna Glore, Staff Reporter
April 11, 2017
Filed under Community

Nearly one in 10 people live without clean water every day. That’s 663 million people worldwide. In Africa alone, women spend 40 billion hours a year walking for water. This year, University of Toledo students and community members had the opportunity to experience a day in the life of one of these...

‘Water as a Weapon’

Yasmeen Hamdah, Staff Reporter
April 19, 2016
Filed under Community

Could you manage having access to less than a fifth of the water that you use in order to hydrate, bathe, do your laundry and all of your other needs? On April 24, ‘Water as a Weapon’ will educate the audience in the University of Toledo Driscoll Auditorium at 4 p.m. about the water crisis in...

UT raises water crisis awareness

Yasmeen Hamdah, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2016
Filed under Community

Would you run a 5K race with heavy jugs of water strapped to your back? You can do just that next weekend at the fourth annual Walk for Water Toledo. And it’s for a good reason: to raise awareness about the difficulty of finding clean drinking water in third-world countries. Kristy Kagy is the president...

5 minutes could provide clean drinking water

Amber Thomas, Staff Reporter
April 6, 2016
Filed under Community, News

For many of us, relieving thirst is as simple as walking up to the nearest water fountain, or opening the tap to fill your water bottle. However, children in third-world countries struggle to find the luxury we take for granted. To raise awareness for this problem, the University of Toledo’s UNICEF...

Fighting for Flint

Fighting for Flint

Joe Heidenescher, Community Editor
February 24, 2016
Filed under Community

In response to the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Mich., University of Toledo students are organizing material and political support. For the past two Saturdays, Jocelyn Watkins and other local organizers braved the frigid temperatures and traveled to Flint to deliver gallons of water and baby supplies...

Last August’s water crisis raises questions about potential future incidents

Last August’s water crisis raises questions about potential future incidents

Jessica Harker, Staff Reporter
April 29, 2015
Filed under News, Top Stories

Northwest Ohio faced a difficult crisis last year when local officials discovered unsafe toxins in the region’s water supply. As summer approaches, Toledo leaders are working to prevent the incident from occurring again. Isabel Escobar, professor of chemical and environmental engineering, is researching...

Water walk to fund purification units

Anna Glore, Staff Reporter
April 15, 2015
Filed under News

Have you ever had to walk miles for a drink of clean water? Chances are, all you have to do for a glass of water is walk into the next room and turn on a faucet. But not everyone is so lucky. Clean Water for the World will host Walk for Water, a 5K at the University of Toledo’s Centennial Mall o...

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