Five years after a cholera outbreak killed more than 4 000 people in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, Human Rights Watch says the city is at significant risk of another outbreak. Meanwhile, officials deny the severity of the sanitation situation.
The villagers, who used to rely on largely contaminated Munyati River for water, initiated the project after experiencing several deaths due to water-borne diseases such as diarrhea. They raised US$400 to pay people to dig the well and provided additional cash to buy materials such as cement, bricks and food.
Tuesday marks 29 years since the Bhopal gas disaster took place in India. The tragedy occurred on the night of December 2-3, 1984, when Methyl Isocyanate (MIC) and other lethal gases spewed out of the Union Carbide Corporation’s pesticide plant, killing more than 4,000 people instantly and maiming several thousand others for life.
On Thursday 15, November 2012, the Federal Ministry of Water Resources put fears into Nigerians to prepare for a possible outbreak of water-borne diseases. It made the disclosure through the Head of Climate Change Unit in the Ministry.
San Luis Obispo County’s most contentious issue—water—reared its ugly head yet again, this time in Cambria, as irate residents, flustered community services district staffers, and an irresolute CSD board of directors squabbled over water supply concerns.