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WATER CRISES

A GLOBAL CONCERN

Water connects every aspect of life. Access to safe water and sanitation can quickly turn problems into potential – empowering people with time for school and work, and contributing to improved health for women, children, and families around the world.

Today, 1 in 9 people lack access to safe water and 1 in 3 people lack access to a toilet.

Women are disproportionately affected by the water crisis, as they are often responsible for collecting water. This takes time away from work, school and caring for family. The lack of water and sanitation locks women in a cycle of poverty.

Empowering women is critical to solving the water crisis. When women have access to safe water at home, they can pursue more beyond water collection and their traditional roles. They have time to work and add to their household income.

The water crisis is a health crisis. Access to safe water and sanitation contributes to improved health and helps prevent the spread of infectious disease. It means reduced child and maternal mortality rates. It means reduced physical injury from constant lifting and carrying heavy loads of water. And, it means reduced risk of sexual violence and increased safety as women and girls do not have to go to remote, dangerous places to relieve themselves.

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Children are often responsible for collecting water for their families. This takes time away from school and play. Access to safe water and sanitation changes this. Reductions in time spent collecting water means there is time to go to school during the day and when they aren’t at school learning, kids have time to play.

Time spent gathering water or seeking safe sanitation accounts for billions in lost economic opportunities. Access to safe water and sanitation at home turns time spent into time saved, giving families more time to pursue education and work opportunities that will help them break the cycle of poverty.

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“Day Zero,” when at least a million homes in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, no longer has any running water.

Brazil’s São Paulo, a megacity of 20 million, faced its own Day Zero in 2015. The city turned off its water supply for 12 hours a day, forcing many businesses and industries to shut down. In 2008, Barcelona, Spain, had to import tankers full of freshwater from France. Droughts have also become more frequent, more severe, and affecting more people around the world.

Fourteen of the world’s 20 megacities are now experiencing water scarcity or drought conditions. As many as four billion people already live in regions that experience severe water stress for at least one month of the year, according to a 2016 study in the journal Science Advances. Nearly half of those people live in India and China. With populations rising, these stresses will only mount.

Whatever the use of freshwater, huge saving of water and improving of water management is possible. Almost everywhere, water is wasted, and as long as people are not facing water scarcity, they believe access to water is an obvious and natural thing. With urbanization and changes in lifestyle, water consumption is bound to increase.

Water should be recognized as a great priority. Instead of a trend towards war, water management can be viewed as a trend towards cooperation and peace.



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For quite some time I had been noticing cracks on our front cinder block wall. One fine day as I looked closely, I even saw a massive crack in the basement cinder block walls. Earlier, I thought of this as merely a bad paint job which is cracking to chip off.

Later on, learning about the various reasons due to which I had to face this dilemma, I finally realized these cracks are more prominent at pipe penetrations and tie rods.

Since foundation cracks first appear in corners and pour lines which I neglected, I comprehended the matter had gradually aggravated over time.

Upon research and asking a neighbor who has faced a similar problem last year, I was introduced to a humble team of Waterproofing Services, very close to my residence in Norwalk CT. Being shrewd and having extensive expertise in the field, a well-versed contractor came forward for inspection.

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After a detailed survey of my house and the basement especially, I was told many truths by the expert about the deteriorating condition of my cinder block walls in the basement along with one of the portions in the front. As a result, mold also had been taking over behind the basement walls.

I was shocked to find out that one crack lead to another, and as these cracks wouldn’t have improved on their own, it was essential to make the repairs immediately, to avoid future complications. The entire situation was extremely serious according the comprehensive report made by a well-versed waterproofing contractor. He calmed me that now the situation would be under control and a permanent solution would be given, which they literally did!

Significantly, the skilled workers who came to fix the matter provided, conspicuously brilliant results. There was no dust and mess in the end, because the workers made sure they clean everything up. More importantly, the methods devised left no visual imperfections. In simple words, the task was done efficiently with devotion.

Impressed as I stood, I was satisfied with the quality of work given in minimal time. Now, the structural integrity of our foundation has also remarkably improved. Also, as my husband asked them to walk him through the smart technique that they’d be employing, he was surprised to know that the friendly technician assured him that their very technique is new and it involves no excavation, drilling or digging.

It has been weeks since we’ve got those old cracks sealed. Now, it’s obvious that waterproofing has actually increased our energy efficiency by stopping the cold air from entering during the winters. Previously, in humid and hot months, the wicked cracks and leaks in our foundation caused excess moisture to enter the house, in turn making the air conditioner work harder to get rid of pinching warm air. Moisture surely plays an integral role in the efficiency of air conditioning, but now a marked difference is observed!

Additionally, waterproofing the basement thoroughly assisted, in preventing the further growth of mold. This was a huge sigh of relief for my entire family as stopping mold from growing was a big thing, yet it was carefully tackled by this dedicated team. Now, my basement is yet again a livable place, having a favorable atmosphere which is free of humidity.

I’ve recommended all my friends and family that they must approach Waterproofing Services in Norwalk CT whenever needed; because this professional and diligent team had all the latest tools and modern methods that were unmatched with any DIY’s. Having decades of experience in hand, they were able to solve my matter quickly and as I was handed the bill, I was actually relieved because the charges were truly very affordable!


There are many professional courses in this period, and one of the most talked and mostly opted courses in management studies. This course had originated in the early 20th century after the effects of industrialization. Came into light soon after companies and the industries tried to set up their management in a scientific manner. It helps an individual to learn and practice the ways to manage, lead, command, in a variety of business sectors and internal business portfolios.

A postgraduate programme in enterprise management also known as PGPEM is done with a specialization in a particular field. There are various specializations like Human Resources, Finance, Marketing, Information Technology, etc. This has to be chosen while keeping in mind where and in which field one has the ambition to work in the future. There is no bar of streams chosen in graduation for in case of joining a management study, anyone with a recognized degree can appear for an entrance exam and move forward with a PGPEM.

One has to qualify the entrance exam conducted by various universities for taking admission in PGPEM. There are various exams that are conducted on the National level for admissions in National Universities (IIMs) and various B-Schools. There are competitive exams namely CAT, MAT, CMAT, etc. for IIMs and GMAT which is internationally accepted. Your rank in the exam also plays an important role in choosing the right PGPEM school and specialization.

Specialization is the most important factor while choosing a college for management studies. This factor should always be kept in mind. The college you are willing to join should offer the specialization you are willing to opt for. Like, if a person who is more inclined towards marketing should go into it without any doubt, but it also requires some skills and polish from the professors and trainers. The specialization itself is the main part and the foundation of one’s career. As being given earlier, there are mainly four specializations and there may be more industry-specific specializations in many Institutes and B-Schools like Pharma, Entrepreneurship, Fashion, Digital Marketing, etc. which are more into light these days.

The campus is another important thing that must be taken into consideration while choosing colleges in Andheri or in any other city like Mumbai. Every other college now claims to provide you the best infrastructure and lecture rooms. But one should ensure how good the college is actually is because the campus plays an important role in your psychological and personal development. The campus must have good and comfortable rooms for lectures, soothing sound systems, well-configured computer systems, good internet facility. For people who are planning to go to some other place for studies should also enquire about hostel, food, stores and other basic needs. There should also be good exposure, regular conduct of events, seminars and industry visits, etc.

Student-to-Teacher ratio is one of the basic things which has to be kept in mind while choosing an institution from schooling to post-graduation. Because the concentration of the teacher matters. We always walk on the path which our teachers show us. The role of a teacher/professor doesn’t change even in the higher studies though many may be thinking so. If there is no concentration and attention from the teacher then the student fails to concentrate and cope-up with the subject. If there are few students and a teacher for them then it is easy to interact and know more.

Nothing in this world comes for free and nor is education. Before choosing a college and finalizing it for studies, one should enquire about Fee and allied expenses. Most of the B-Schools charge fees which more than 5-6 Lakhs, which may be unaffordable for some people. And some people may go for education loan and they should plan everything with accord to the fees charged by the institution in which they are planning to study. One should understand the fee structure and loan conditions (if applicable) before proceeding further. The return on investment should also be pondered upon. The fees paid are, in other words, an investment which should be recovered in the near future. The inquiry of the job placements must be done because most of the students of B-schools are ending unemployable or ending up earning 10k-12k per month which is not fair enough.

The clarity in Degree or Diploma certification must be there. There are not many institutions offering PGDEM programs.

The ideal institute should be like the Fazlani academy of business sciences. approved by AICTE & Ministry of HRD (GOI).

It has a good track record of delivering quality education to its students, has expert faculty who can train students to cope-up with the current industry needs. It also has a 100% placement record which is really impressive.

It offers modern computer labs, a spacious library with knowledgeable books on Management studies, various journals, and magazines. It grooms students personally for the future challenges which are to be faced, by improving their soft skills, interaction by various competitions and events. It helps in the improvement of working as a team, doing supervision, enhancing leadership skills and critical thinking. It is India’s only institute which provides placements before admission. Offers four different PGDEM courses such as in marketing, human resource, operations management, and investment banking and securities operations.


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