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Dirty Water and Poor Sanitation kills more Women

Diseases spread through dirty water and poor sanitation are the fifth biggest killer of women worldwide, causing more deaths than AIDS, diabetes or breast cancer, researchers says. Nearly 800,000 women die every year because they lack access to safe toilets and clean water, said the development organisation, WaterAid, which analysed data from the Seattle-based Institute of Health Metrics research centre. Continue reading

80% of Worlds Wastewater Discharged Goes Untreated

Only 20% of the worlds wastewater discharged are currently being treated, leaving low-income countries hardest hit by contaminated water supplies and disease. This is according to a UN report on wastewater management which encourages governments to see treated wastewater as a valuable resource, and a priority for the post-2015 development agenda. With urban populations estimated to double in the next four decades, and low-income countries possessing only 8 per cent of the required capacity to treat wastewater effectively, Wastewater Management, A UN-Water Analytical Brief, produced by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN-Habitat, on behalf of UN-Water, describes the damage being done to ecosystems and biodiversity as ‘dire’ and warns of the threat wastewater will increasingly pose to human health, economic activity, and water security if left unaddressed. Continue reading

Ondo State signs ₦2.4b Contract for Water Treatment Plant

In what seems to be the long-sought breakthrough in the search for potable water for residents of fishing communities located in the ecologically ravaged oil-producing coastal stretch of Ondo State, the state government has signed a ₦2.4 billion water reticulation contract with a Chinese construction company for construction of a water treatment plant. Continue reading

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