Covid19 South America 

How do communities fight coronavirus when they don’t have water?

The river in Petorca, Chile, is completely dry. The small, poor settlements that line Petorca’s River Ligua once relied on the river for its source of water. But for the past 15 years, residents here have turned to delivery trucks that bring water from elsewhere. Unlike the running water they once enjoyed, the communities’ water now is stagnant, limited and often contaminated. The problems brought by the continuing drought have only been compounded by the ever-growing threat of the novel coronavirus, which has infected more than 328,000 and killed over…

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Mining 

Illegal mining polluting underground water sources in Ghana – CWSA

The activities of illegal miners are not only affecting surface water quality but underground water as well, Mr. Wolanyo Kwadjo Siabi, the Chief Executive Officer of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency has indicated. “Underground water which over the years have been described as the safest, had had its quality compromised with traces and the continual rise of minerals such as arsenic, manganese and fluoride particularly in mining communities”. The CEO who made this known to Journalists during a working visit of CWSA Board members said water coverage now stood…

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Waste Management 

Pollution Takes Toll On Lake Victoria

As you sit at home or in a hotel, drinking that glass of water, you could be putting your life at risk since some of it, whose source is Lake Victoria, may be contaminated. For more than three months, a combined team of NMG journalists from Uganda and Kenya, accompanied by scientists from University of Nairobi, combed different parts of the lake right from the border with Tanzania down at Rakai where Kagera River pours it dirty waters into the lake, to Kenya where the lake faces stark reality of…

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