Media roundup - clean water, WASH news, December 3, 2021

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The lives of girls from a nearby village revolve around daily tasks that include fetching water _ A group of girls climbing up a hill on the way back home with jerrycans on their heads.
Image: WaterAid/ Ernest Randriarimalala

December 3, 2021

All the water, sanitation and hygiene news that's fit to print. 

Millions more people got access to clean water. Can they drink it? 
NY Times: 

Iran’s looming water crisis 

Lagos moves against cholera outbreak with new water check, mobile laboratories  
The urinary leash: how the death of public toilets traps and trammels us all 


Water scarcity hits areas of Nigeria 
Guardian Nigeria:  
The drought ravaging East African wildlife and livestock 

South African COVID cases ‘up 300pc’ since Omicron found: Live 
Change in guidance, still no solution: Poverty, not climate breakdown, caused Madagascar’s food crisis, finds study 

Cholera killed twice as many Nigerians as Covid did in 2021 
The Cable:


India detects first two omicron cases, health ministry confirms 

Cambodia prime minister Hun Sen names his son as successor 

Climate change

World’s first floating nuclear power plant fuels Russia’s Arctic ambitions 

Air quality: Delhi records worst November air in years 
Renewable energy hits all time record in 2021 

‘Deluge of plastic waste’: US is world’s biggest plastic polluter 


WaterAid in the news

COP26: A bold step forward for the water resilience agenda - ?  
The hope of a sustainable green Bangladesh  
US Ambassador launches $45.5 million WASH project in Ghana  
On Giving Tuesday, Church celebrates launch of light the world giving machines  
Researching disability inclusive WASH in Cambodia  
Sanitation for all free from discrimination and bias stressed  
Commemorating International Day for Persons with Disabilities 
Time to come clean on handwashing investment   

PepsiCo Announces “Net Water Positive” Commitment 
Ethical Marketing News: 

Celebrities and water

Nothing this week - stay tuned!

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