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

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3 December 2021
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: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/02/world/clean-water-to-drink.html 

Iran’s looming water crisis 
FT: https://www.ft.com/content/79f693ec-50d9-42d0-94af-b8b5d9d8d931   

Lagos moves against cholera outbreak with new water check, mobile laboratories  
Encomium: https://encomium.ng/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 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/dec/01/the-urinary-leash-how-the-death-of-public-toilets-traps-and-trammels-us-all 
 

Africa

Water scarcity hits areas of Nigeria 
Guardian Nigeria: https://guardian.ng/news/residents-groan-as-water-scarcity-hits-dutse-metropolis/  
 
The drought ravaging East African wildlife and livestock 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-africa-59513118  

South African COVID cases ‘up 300pc’ since Omicron found: Live 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/12/3/new-york-becomes-fourth-us-state-to-confirm-omicron-live 
Indy: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/south-africa-omicron-covid-cases-b1968363.html 
 
Change in guidance, still no solution: Poverty, not climate breakdown, caused Madagascar’s food crisis, finds study 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/dec/01/poverty-not-climate-breakdown-caused-madagascars-food-crisis-finds-study

Cholera killed twice as many Nigerians as Covid did in 2021 
The Cable: https://www.thecable.ng/did-you-know-cholera-has-killed

Asia

India detects first two omicron cases, health ministry confirms 
Indy: https://www.independent.co.uk/asia/india/india-omicron-covid-karnataka-cases-b1968397.html 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-59472675 

Cambodia prime minister Hun Sen names his son as successor 
Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/cambodia-prime-minister-hun-sen-names-his-son-as-successor-j87ld8t7b 
 

Climate change
 

World’s first floating nuclear power plant fuels Russia’s Arctic ambitions 
FT: https://www.ft.com/content/f5d25126-94fc-41fc-bc35-341df0560f4d   

Air quality: Delhi records worst November air in years 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-59486806  
 
Renewable energy hits all time record in 2021 

Indy: https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/renewable-energy-iea-solar-wind-2021-b1967663.html  
 
‘Deluge of plastic waste’: US is world’s biggest plastic polluter 

Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/dec/01/deluge-of-plastic-waste-us-is-worlds-biggest-plastic-polluter 
 

WaterAid in the news

COP26: A bold step forward for the water resilience agenda - ?
https://pacinst.org/cop26-a-bold-step-forward-for-the-water-resilience-agenda/  
 
The hope of a sustainable green Bangladesh 
https://www.thedailystar.net/star-youth/news/the-hope-sustainable-green-bangladesh-2908731  
 
US Ambassador launches $45.5 million WASH project in Ghana 
https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/regional/U-S-Ambassador-launches-45-5-million-WASH-project-1414552?audio=1   
https://www.businessghana.com/site/news/general/251837/U.S.-Ambassador-launches-WASH-project  
 
On Giving Tuesday, Church celebrates launch of light the world giving machines 
https://www.pressreleasepoint.com/giving-tuesday-church-world-service-celebrates-launch-light-world-giving-machines  
 
Researching disability inclusive WASH in Cambodia 
https://www.waterforwomenfund.org/en/news/behind-the-scenes-researching-disability-inclusive-wash-in-cambodia.aspx  
Sanitation for all free from discrimination and bias stressed 
https://odishachannel.com/index.php/9217/sanitation-for-all-free-from-discrimination-and-bias-stressed/  
 
Commemorating International Day for Persons with Disabilities 
https://odishabarta.com/commemorating-international-day-for-persons-with-disabilities-with-a-resolve-to-leave-no-one-behind/ 
 
Time to come clean on handwashing investment 
https://www.yerepouni-news.com/time-to-come-clean-on-handwashing-investment-op-ed/   

PepsiCo Announces “Net Water Positive” Commitment 
Ethical Marketing News: https://ethicalmarketingnews.com/pepsico-announces-net-water-positive-commitment 
 
 

Celebrities and water

Nothing this week - stay tuned!

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