Even if you don’t read TMZ or People magazine, you may have heard that actor Matt Damon isn’t using the toilet until the World Water crisis is solved.
No doubt Damon has visited the bathroom dozens of times since announcing his “strike.” But through humor, he called attention to a serious problem that affects billions of people and likely prompted more than a few people to ask “what water crisis?”
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Tags: akvo, blue planet network, matt damon, Water, water crisis, water for people, water.org, world water day
I love it when a small discovery causes me think about the big picture.
I’ve been researching water-related factoids for this week’s Data Center Deconstructed video on hydropower. Along the way, I uncovered this tidbit from the U.S. Geological Survey: Read More »
Tags: alternative energy, Cisco, coc-data-center, dams, data center, datacenterdeconstructed, Green, hydro, hydroelectricity, hydropower, Water
“Roughly one-sixth of the world’s population, or 1.1 billion people, don’t have access to safe drinking water.”
“Eighty percent of diseases in the developing world are caused by contaminated water.”
“People in the developing world walk an average of 3.7 miles (6 km) a day to collect water for basic needs.”
These are just a few of the shocking statistics I discovered in the past week on Twitter, leading up to World Water Day–today, March 22.
But, I also discovered that by making a birthday wish, I could personally help solve this massive problem.
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Tags: Cisco CSR, corporate social responsibility, critical human needs, CSR, impact multiplied, Water, world water day
March 22nd is World Water Day, and water focused nonprofits around the world will bring to your attention that nearly one billion people on our planet still live without access to life’s most basic need: clean, safe drinking water.
These organizations need to capture your attention, access your network, and earn your dollars. Cisco supports many nonprofits with the shared mission of clean water (learn more here), but one specific organization caught my eye today, charity: water. Read More »
Tags: birthday, cause, charity: water, nonprofits, padmasree warrior, social media, Water, world water day
As many of you know Cisco Live UK will soon be held at the end of this month – that’s from January 30th through Feb 3rd in London. Cisco Live is actually Cisco’s flagship event of the year for customers and partners and offers an unparalleled combination of education and training on the latest technologies and industry trends.
This year, we’re going to have a major presence with our very own Cisco Industrial Solutions Booth. Targeted at manufacturers in industries like Automotive, Food & Beverage and Consumer Packaged Goods, as well as organizations in Transportation, Oil and Gas, and utilities like Water and Waste Water Treatment, the booth will showcase our capabilities in industrial networking, wireless networks, collaboration and more.
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Tags: #CLEUR, booth, cisco live, cisco live uk 2012, cpg, demos, Energy, injdustrial, Manufacturing, oil and gas, utilities, Water