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Is collecting drinking water safe?

Is collecting drinking water safe?

Water-insecurity in low- and middle-income countries can cause serious injury, particularly in women, before the water even touches their lips. The focus on water-insecurity often centers on water access and quality.  But, what goes largely unmeasured, are dangers including falling, traffic accidents, animal attacks, and fights, which can result in […]

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What should you do when a boil water advisory is issued?

What should you do when a boil water advisory is issued?

When water delivered from the tap has been contaminated resulting in a boil advisory, water must be brought to a rolling boil for 3 minutes. This is necessary even if there is a filtering process for the tap water and must be done for all the following situations as recommended […]

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Lack of water in the U.S. among vulnerable communities

Lack of water in the U.S. among vulnerable communities

It is hard for many to imagine that communities in the modern-day U.S. lack the basic life necessity of clean water, but it is indeed the case. Metro areas with the highest percentages of households lacking complete plumbing include San Francisco, Milwaukee, San Antonio, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New […]

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Covid-19 highlights the need of clean & safe water

Covid-19 highlights the need of clean & safe water

More than 40% of the world’s population lives in regions where water is becoming increasingly scarce and that figure is likely to rise.   Every day, nearly 1,000 children die from preventable water and sanitation-related diseases.  Water supplies are increasingly threatened by climate change, overuse, and pollution. The progress for […]

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Social distancing in Africa is a privilege a few can afford

Social distancing in Africa is a privilege a few can afford

The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests self-isolation. How is this possible where slums and informal settlements are part of the physical infrastructures of many African cities? The choice to work from home is more practical for those who work in offices, however many make their livelihoods from selling goods at […]

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Rules on ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water in limbo

Rules on ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water in limbo

“Forever Chemicals”, such as those found in firefighting foam, cookware, and food packaging, have been contaminating the drinking water supplies across the nation. These forever chemicals are also referred to as PFAS (Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) and since 2013, Rhode Island has tested every major drinking water system and every school in […]

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Why does Africa have no water?

Why does Africa have no water?

It’s a common question. Why does Africa STILL not have enough water for its population? What is the problem with water in Africa?   We are here to answer this question.     For a continent like Africa to achieve expanded access to clean water is hard for the following […]

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Africa dealing with Covid-19

Africa dealing with Covid-19

Several African governments have adopted the U.S/European approach to battle COVID-19.   This is a recipe for failure and adopting solutions must be implemented to save lives.  The U.S./European approach of handwashing and socially distancing as the main means of prevention is not feasible. Nearly 350 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa […]

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