Media roundup - clean water, WASH news, September 17, 2021

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T. on his way to fetch water in Madagascar
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September 17, 2021

India sanitation workers call off strike 
Times of India:  
What contaminants lie in UK’s drinking water 

The Conversation:  
Lagos has a water and sanitation crisis; what the state and city can do about it 

The Conversation:  


Attacks on Eritrean refugees in Tigray ‘clear war crimes’ 

Nigeria government says Twitter ban to end very soon 

  • AJ:  
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Ethiopia to send five million letters to Joe Biden 

Ebola virus can lie low and reactivate after years in human survivors 

  • Ars Technica: 
  • Nature: 


Pakistan: How to cool Karachi as temperatures rise 

Why Kerala is still in the grip of India’s second wave of Covid 

WaterAid in the news

Partnership with Financial Times: 
How water in 48 countries is key to the success of the world’s most important climate summit  
Could investment in taps and toilets be key to unlocking developing economies  
Why the world is failing to prepare for the next global health crisis  
Ice sculptures highlight fragility of water for Our Climate Fight: 
Interview with Dougray Scott on Sky News: 

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