News Releases

Mar 18, 2011 | News story
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will join President Bob Zoellick at the World Bank to commemorate World Water Day.
Mar 01, 2011 | News story
Australia manages crises of too much and too little water — and their respective impacts. As part of World Bank Water Days 2011, Australia’s leading water experts presented lessons learned to Bank staff, academics, civil society, private sector and the media.
Feb 03, 2011 | News story
In Accra, Ghana’s bustling capital city of close to two million people, urban growing pains are evident: traffic-clogged roads, sprawling neighborhoods, and water taps that sometimes run dry.
Feb 02, 2011 | News story
On a panel at Water Week, I suggested that most of the problems with urban water come from the same source: mis-pricing of water. Water is a private good (if I drink a glass of water, you can’t drink it). Private goods should be priced at their marginal cost....
Feb 01, 2011 | News story
A new World Bank loan to strengthen water operators in Mexico will include a pilot program aimed at improving the efficiency of the more sophisticated utilities by basing payments on results.
Jan 31, 2011 | News story
The World Bank today announced that it has opened public voting on the applications submitted to the Apps for Development Competition, a challenge issued to software developers by the World Bank to get new perspectives in identifying solutions to development problems...
Jan 14, 2011 | News story
Jan 13, 2011 | News story
The United Nations Office to Support the International Decade for Action “Water for Life” 2005-2015, which implements the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC), and the UN World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) are pleased to invite you to submit your Best Practice for the 1st edition of the “Water for Life” Best Practices Award.
Jan 07, 2011 | News story
What motivates a community to end the practice of open defecation and sustain behavior change? What is needed to ensure that the supply of sanitation goods and services can keep pace with rising demand? What role should national and local government play to scale up and sustain lasting improvements?