Using Rooftop Rainwater to Make Drinking Water

Climate change will lead to water scarcity in large parts of Africa. But there is hope – on African rooftops. Researchers in Norway are currently involved in the development of better water systems for Ghana, in order to ensure that people have more sustainable access to clean water.

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Chronic Water Crises Worsen in South Asia

Pakistan is not the only country suffering severe and chronic water-scarcity crises in South Asia. Bangladesh has more available water per person than India or Pakistan but lacks the infrastructure to store and redistribute the monsoon season’s rains. But worst of all is the contamination of Bangladesh’s groundwater by arsenic.

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Water Protection Measures Flowing

BELLEVILLE – Risk management measures safeguarding some of the region’s water sources is now being rolled out. Belleville faces one of the lowest threat levels of any of the communities being monitored as its water intake pipe sits farther away from the shoreline.

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Mumbai: Municipal Lab Confirms Presence of E-coli in Water in Kalbadevi Buildings

The bacteriological analysis says Mumbai’s Kalbadevi buildings have presence of E-coli which may lead to health complications, the chemical analysis also finds water unfit for drinking.

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Water Charges: Ireland/Denmark No Comparison

In Denmark 100% of drinking water is sourced from groundwater, which requires the installation and maintenance of over 6,000 groundwater wells. Every year in Denmark new drinking water sources have to be found and existing wells decommissioned due to contamination of groundwater from pesticides, naturally occurring arsenic and saline water intrusion. In Ireland, drinking water is almost exclusively sourced from rivers and lakes, at a significantly smaller cost.

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Drought Stricken Families Cry for Help in Garissa

Hunger stricken families in Garissa County in northern Kenya are appealing for urgent relief food and water interventions from the government and aid agencies, as severe drought intensifies and the expected short rains delayed.

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Intensive testing to find Pomahaka Pollution

Farmers and the regional council need to work together to clean up some of the worst water in Otago, Pomahaka residents have been told. Pomahaka Farmers Water Care Group chairman Lloyd McCall told those gathered at the West Otago Community Centre the group was a way for the community to come together and work with the Otago Regional Council to collectively lift the quality of water in the area.

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Drinking Water Shortage Haunting People of Attappadi

Shortage of drinking water continues to be the number one woe in Attappadi

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Haryana’s Budaak Village Lacks Drinking Water, Decides to Boycott Elections

Budaak: At a time when Haryana is witnessing a multi-cornered battle, voters of Budaak village in Hisar have decided to boycott the elections for the 90-member Assembly. The decision was taken by villagers in view of lack of drinking water facilities for the last 16 years.

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Savar Beel Baghil: A Lifeline Forced to Die

Beel Baghil, a canal in Savar which was once so lively with fresh water flow and aquatic biodiversity, is now completely dead thanks to unabated encroachments and pollution.

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Sonora Spill adds to the Social and Environmental Consequences of Free-Market Mining in Mexico

The massive spill of toxic mining residue that took place in August in Mexico’s northwestern state of Sonora has underscored the weakness of the country’s environmental laws, as well as the destructive consequences of free-market mining.

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Sulfolane-contaminated Drinking Water still Plagues Edson, 6 Months Later

Sulfolane is an industrial chemical used in gas processing. There are limited studies about its impact on human health, but Health Canada says only minuscule levels are safe in drinking water.

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