Media roundup - clean water, WASH news, October 1, 2021

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1 October 2021
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October 1, 2021


Individual choices and universal rights for drinking water in rural Africa 
PNAS: https://www.pnas.org/content/118/40/e2105953118 
 
Sydney facing water shortage within 20 years if current growth continues, government predicts 

Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/sep/28/sydney-facing-water-shortage-with-20-years-if-current-growth-continues-government-predicts


Governments fall behind in race to stem antimicrobial resistance 
FT: https://www.ft.com/content/f3623538-712a-46c9-91ba-c43a0f22d7bc 

Clean Water Can Change Everything 
Yahoo Finance: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/clean-water-change-everything-170107905.html 
 

Africa

Over 70% of African states miss Covid jabs target 
BBC: https://bbc.in/3uoCFff 

Nigerians could see justice over Shell spills 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/29/nigerians-could-see-justice-over-shell-oil-spills-after-six-decades  
 
Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis ‘stain on our conscience’: UN 

Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/9/29/ethiopias-tigray-crisis-stain-on-our-conscience-un  
 

Nigeria Twitter ban: Court to rule in January 2022 
BBC: https://bbc.in/2ZA2E84 
 
Only 10% of aid reaching war-hit Tigray – UN 

BBC: https://bbc.in/3zUPSxm 
 

Asia 

Digital health ID cards for every Indian, mirroring Britain’s NHS database 
Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/climate-and-people/digital-health-cards-every-indian-mirroring-britains-nhs-database/  

Stateless and helpless: The plight of ethnic Bengalis in Pakistan 
Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2021/9/29/stateless-ethnic-bengalis-pakistan  
Prominent Rohingya leader shot dead in Bangladesh refugee camp 

Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/29/rohingya-leader-shot-dead-in-bangladesh-refugee-camp  
Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/9/29/top-rohingya-leader-in-bangladesh-shot-dead 
 
Gail Omvedt: US sociologist who ‘lived by her principles’ among India’s poor 

Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/sep/29/gail-omvedt-us-sociologist-who-lived-by-her-principles-among-indias-poor  
 
Nepal introduces ‘others’ gender category in latest census 

Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/9/29/nepal-introduces-third-gender-category-in-latest-census  
 

WaterAid in the news

The Independent piece highlights how Adam Garley, WaterAid’s country director for Mozambique will appear on a panel Cop26: The summit to change our future? On 19 October 
Indy: https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/cop26-ed-miliband-uk-government-b1929134.html 
VN Explorer: https://vnexplorer.net/uk-government-culpable-for-worlds-climate-failures-ahead-of-glasgow-summit-says-ed-miliband-ei20211038237.html 
Times New Express: https://timesnewsexpress.com/news/world/uk/uk-government-culpable-for-climate-failures-ahead-of-cop26-says-ed-miliband/ 
 
WaterAid: Climate Change Threatens Critical Water Supplies In Africa 

New Telegraph: https://www.newtelegraphng.com/wateraid-climate-change-threatens-critical-water-supplies-in-africa/ 
African Examiner: https://www.africanexaminer.com/wateraid-canvasses-urgent-intervention-on-africas-water-crisis/ 
All Africa: https://allafrica.com/stories/202109290078.html 
News Diary Online: https://newsdiaryonline.com/climate-change-has-intensified-sanitation-water-crisis-says-wateraid/ 
Africa Pulse: https://www.africapulse.com/2021/09/29/africa-wateraid-raises-alarm-over-threat-by-climate-change-to-water-supplies-in-africa/?utm_source=subscriber&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss 
 
Could investment in taps and toilets be the key to unlocking developing economies?

(This piece was originally published by the Financial Times as part of its Partner Content) 
https://nl4worldbank.org/2021/09/29/could-investment-in-taps-and-toilets-be-the-key-to-unlocking-developing-economies/ 

Time for urgent action and funds to make water central to African climate policies 
Guardian NG: https://guardian.ng/ama-press-releases/time-for-urgent-action-and-funds-to-make-water-central-to-african-climate-policies/ 
African Media Agency: http://www.amediaagency.com/time-for-urgent-action-and-funds-to-make-water-central-to-african-climate-policies/ 
Maravi Post: https://www.maravipost.com/time-for-urgent-action-and-funds-to-make-water-central-to-african-climate-policies/ 
South Africa Today: https://southafricatoday.net/africa/time-for-urgent-action-and-funds-to-make-water-central-to-african-climate-policies/ 
Africa.com: https://www.africa.com/time-for-urgent-action-and-funds-to-make-water-central-to-african-climate-policies/ 
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