Media roundup - clean water, WASH news, December 10, 2021
December 10, 2021
All the water, sanitation and hygiene news that's fit to print.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in the news
Malawi: 33 Percent of Malawians Have No Access to Potable Water
All Africa: https://allafrica.com/stories/202112080926.html
Uganda: Govt Hospital Turns Away Expectant Mothers After 6-Year Water Shortage
All Africa: https://allafrica.com/stories/202112080984.html
'I try to avoid going to the school toilets'
Kenya Covid vaccine drive stutters as curbs loom for millions of unjabbed
Covid vaccines: Why is Nigeria unable to use its supply?
‘We have to use a boat to commute’: coastal Ghana hit by climate crisis
Burkina Faso president fires PM amid security crisis
UN halts food aid in two Ethiopian towns
Indian activist gets bail in caste violence case
Indian minister says helicopter lost contact minutes before crash
Al Jaz: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/12/9/india-defence-chief-bipin-rawat-military-honours-helicopter-crash
The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/12/08/helicopter-crashes-india-military-chief-board-seven-dead/
Delhi pollution: Indoor air worse than outside, says study
The Guardian view on green finance: doing business as if the planet mattered
"See you in court!" - Why climate lawsuits are surging
WaterAid in the news
5 Priorities for Cities After COP26 (mentions WaterAid’s Resilient Water Accelerator)
World Resources Institute: https://www.wri.org/insights/5-ways-cities-climate-action
The City Fix: https://thecityfix.com/blog/5-priorities-for-cities-after-cop26/
Giving Machines light up New York!
Celebrities and water
Nothing this week - surely this will change soon!
From advocacy to engineering, we cover a lot of ground, but the fundamentals of our work are simple:
Clean water infrastructure means people can access clean, running water 365 days a year.
Toilets matter more than you might think. Sanitation is fundamental for the dignity and health of a community.
Hygiene is the final piece of the puzzle. Good hygiene helps people stay healthier, it prevents the spread of diseases and allows people to flourish.