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#WATWB Comes to an End

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Welcome back to the final monthly bloghop – We Are The World Blogfest. The last Friday of each month has been dedicated to shining a light on the good news throughout our world. It is something we all have needed in these past few years. My hat is off to those who so faithfully carried the mission forward, spreading light into the darkness. Even though this effort comes to a close today, let us continue to carry on, sharing an equal amount of good and positive news whenever we can.


WATWB is co-hosted this month by Sylvia McGrath (https://www.professorowlsbookcorner.com ) and Belinda Witzehausen (https://www.BelindaWitzenhausen.com/).


I will admit to filtering my news feed to limit the amount of horrible news I read coming out of Ukraine, but there are so many stories of humanity that must not be overlooked.

The first story is one of Polish mothers leaving strollers at the train station for fleeing Ukranian mothers with their children. You can read the entire story here.

The second story is of a Ukranian mother who stopped to play one final Chopin piece on her piano in the ruins of her bombed out house. It is hard to watch the video because it shows the damage, but also shows the beauty in the resilience of the human spirit. You can watch the video here.

And last, the story of a woman who took a Ukranian father’s children across the border when he could not leave the country. This woman had to leave her own adult children in Ukraine because of their professions but took a stranger’s children to safety and into their mother’s arms in Hungary. You can read the entire story here.


You can read more good news in the #WATWB Facebook community here or on Twitter at @WATWB.

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Clean Water News – #WATWB

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Welcome back to the monthly bloghop – We Are The World Blogfest. The last Friday of each month is dedicated to shining a light on the good news throughout our world.


WATWB is co-hosted this month by Eric Lahti and Susan Scott.


Clean water is a resource so many of us take for granted but yet is a threatened life-sustaining resource at risk for 1.42 billion people across the world who live in areas of clean water vulnerability. Since fresh water accounts for less than 3% of the water on our planet, fresh water is becoming more and more scarce.

At the University of South Australia, Associate Professor Haolan Xu led a team of researchers in the development of a device that uses solar evaporation to derive fresh water from sea water, brackish water or contaminated water.

This inexpensive device from easily sourced materials holds the potential for providing enough daily fresh drinking water for a family of four from one square meter of source water.

Read the Entire Story Here.


Want to read more good news or join in the effort to contribute to the spreading of good news throughout the world? Use the hashtag #WATWB on your good news post and share it in our Facebook community here or on Twitter at @WATWB so others can read your post.