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  • Wednesday, March 22, 2006

    Water - Don't take it for granted

    Today's Guardian looks at the urgent need for our "civilised societies" to do something about water supplies, for those who need them the most:

    If the ghastly mathematics of lives blighted and lost is not distressing enough, then news that international aid flow to people lacking clean water and adequate sanitation has been declining since 1997 is surely enough to prompt an outcry.

    Worse still, most of the international aid money for tackling the global water crisis is going to middle-income countries rather than to the poorest, which need it most.

    This is because, altruistic as many politicians may like to portray themselves as being, much aid for water and sanitation is given on the basis of national self-interest rather than on the basis of the poorest people's needs.

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    1 Comments:

    At 3/23/2006 12:37:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    Water: Don't take it for granted - collect it off your roof and in swales!

     

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