Wildfires across different parts of Indonesia are causing huge clouds of smoke to blanket large parts of southeast Asia. The cloud is causing respiratory problems for an estimated half-a-million people.
Everything changed for Revan Pragustiawan one morning when a World Bank-backed company pulled up in heavy vehicles and order everyone to leave. The family and everyone else in their hamlet fled while their homes were flattened by bulldozers. What is the World Bank doing?
The introduction of better water management and water technology can change lives in places like Sub Saharan Africa. And it’s not just Sub Saharan Africa where water is a problem. The United Nations estimates that three-quarters of a billion people lack access to clean water and that almost two-point-five billion lack access to adequate sanitation. One solution to the problem may be through innovation and technology. Here's a look at three that are trying to make a difference.