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

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October 1, 2021

Individual choices and universal rights for drinking water in rural Africa 
Sydney facing water shortage within 20 years if current growth continues, government predicts 


Governments fall behind in race to stem antimicrobial resistance 

Clean Water Can Change Everything 
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Over 70% of African states miss Covid jabs target 

Nigerians could see justice over Shell spills 
Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis ‘stain on our conscience’: UN 

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Nigeria Twitter ban: Court to rule in January 2022 
Only 10% of aid reaching war-hit Tigray – UN 



Digital health ID cards for every Indian, mirroring Britain’s NHS database 

Stateless and helpless: The plight of ethnic Bengalis in Pakistan 
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Prominent Rohingya leader shot dead in Bangladesh refugee camp 

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Gail Omvedt: US sociologist who ‘lived by her principles’ among India’s poor 

Nepal introduces ‘others’ gender category in latest census 

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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 
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WaterAid: Climate Change Threatens Critical Water Supplies In Africa 

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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) 

Time for urgent action and funds to make water central to African climate policies 
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