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

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17 September 2021
WaterAid/ Ernest Randriarimalala

September 17, 2021

India sanitation workers call off strike 
Times of India: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/sanitation-workers-to-end-stir-on-hc-order/articleshow/86211188.cms  
 
What contaminants lie in UK’s drinking water 

The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/what-contaminants-lurk-in-the-uks-drinking-water-an-expert-explains-167734  
 
Lagos has a water and sanitation crisis; what the state and city can do about it 

The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/lagos-has-a-water-and-sanitation-crisis-what-the-state-and-city-can-do-164971  

Africa

Attacks on Eritrean refugees in Tigray ‘clear war crimes’ 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/9/16/ethiopia-attacks-eritrean-refugees-tigray-war-crimes-hrw  

Nigeria government says Twitter ban to end very soon 

  • AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/9/15/nigerian-government-says-twitter-ban-end-very-soon  
  • BBC: https://bbc.in/3zg7SSz  

Ethiopia to send five million letters to Joe Biden 
BBC: https://bbc.in/3nCTYIf  

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

  • Ars Technica: https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/09/recent-ebola-outbreak-emerged-from-someone-infected-five-years-earlier/ 
  • Nature: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02378-w 

Asia 


Pakistan: How to cool Karachi as temperatures rise 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-58557995 

Why Kerala is still in the grip of India’s second wave of Covid 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/15/why-kerala-is-still-in-the-grip-of-indias-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 
https://www.ft.com/partnercontent/wateraid/how-water-in-48-countries-is-key-to-the-success-of-the-worlds-most-important-climate-summit.html  
 
Could investment in taps and toilets be key to unlocking developing economies 
https://www.ft.com/partnercontent/wateraid/could-investment-in-taps-and-toilets-be-the-key-to-unlocking-developing-economies.html  
 
Why the world is failing to prepare for the next global health crisis 
https://www.ft.com/partnercontent/wateraid/why-the-world-is-failing-to-prepare-for-the-next-global-health-crisis.html  
 
Ice sculptures highlight fragility of water for Our Climate Fight: 
 
Interview with Dougray Scott on Sky News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIshEAf45go 
 
Photos: 

  • Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/news/gallery/2021/sep/15/ice-sculptures-falcon-auction-wednesdays-best-photos#Evening  
  • Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/09/15/pictures-day-lake-buttermere-captured-beauty-perfect-reflection/wateraids-striking-ice-sculptures-river-thames-highlights-fragility/  
  • Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/robert-jenrick-reshuffle-cabinet-housing-b1920678.html 
  • Evening Standard: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/best-pictures-of-the-day-from-around-the-world-b39639.html 
  • RTL: https://today.rtl.lu/life/people/a/1786971.html 
  • The Courier: https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/uk-world/2534330/news-in-pictures-september-15th-2021/ 

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