Sanitation and water-borne diseases: Authorities must kick start Practical Policies

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.

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Treated waste water goes down the drain.

There are 626 sewage treatment plants in Bangalore, the highest in any city in the country.
Together, these STPs can treat 834 million liters per day (MLD) of waste water. But truth is, much of the treated water goes down the drain, according to a report by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB).

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Article 31 petition – Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water

Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstance.

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China – Water diversion blues – “South to North Water Diversion Project”

Water crisis: Rapidly growing cities need more water, and plenty of it – but experts say China faces a sobering outlook on the impacts of water diversion projects.

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India – “Wells for India” First of five stories by co-founder Professor Mary Grey, looking back over 25 years of their history

Wells for India’s vision is of an India where quality of life is enabled by: The poorest rural dryland communities having secure access to safe water all year round for domestic and agricultural use, without detrimental environmental impacts.

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Global water crisis news: India’s capital in water crisis after supplies cut. [Yahoo News, New York Times, PBS Video]

Large parts of New Delhi were struggling with acute water shortages on Friday after a neighbouring state cut its supplies at the peak of summer, officials said.

The sprawling Indian capital, with a population of 16 million sweltering in 43 degree C (109.4 F) summer heat, relies on four neighbouring states for its water — Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarakhand.

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