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2) Problems With Africa's Water

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Loren's curator insight, January 27, 2013 7:43 PM

There are many problems with Africa's water.  One of the biggest issues is with health.

 

Tiny worms and bacteria live in water.  This is natural, and most of them don't even cause any harm.  However, some of them CAN be devastating to humans and cause awful diseases.  These tiny killers cannot be seen, therefore they can't be avoided.  Each dirty glass of water could be capable of killing.  Some of the water borne illnesses caused by this water include typhoid fever, cholera, malaria, trypanosomiasis, different trypes of intestinal infections, and many other diseases like chronic illness.  Babies, young kids, and older people are especially at risk because their immune systems aren't as strong, so they are unable to fight off the diseases as well. 

 

Another issue with dirty water is poverty.  Many people are extra careful and boil water to kill any germs.  Unfortunately, this is not an option for the worried mothers in Africa, because the feul to run a fire so that they can boil the dirty water is way too expensive.  So, children just have to drink the water, and risk getting sick.  If children DO have a water borne illness, they can't go to school, therefore they can't learn.  These diseases drain the energy from a person, so it's very hard for them to get up and work and earn money.  Also, if they're sick, then somebody else (most likely a family member) needs to stay home from work as well and take care of them.  There is also the cost of an expensive medication if it is needed to heal the person who is ill, and the money spent on that can't be put forth to buy food, clothes, school suppplies, and other necessities.  Not only is the bad water in Africa causing sickness, it is also causing poverty. 

8A Top Jakkaset's curator insight, February 5, 2015 6:37 AM

          This article is about the biggest health issues in Africa that are from water. There are tiny worms and bacteria live in water. However, this can be bad for humans and cause awful diseases. Those little bacteria or worms can not be seen, that's mean you can't avoid it. This water can cause some diseases, such as typhoid fever, cholera, malaria, or chronic illness. Especially, babies, or young kids are at risk because their immune systems aren't strong, so they are unable to fight off the diseases. Another issue with dirty water is poverty. Many people are very careful and boil water to kill the germs. Unfortunately, this can't be done well. The reason is that, to be able to run the fire so they they can boil the dirty water is way too expensive. That's mean the children have to drink that water that has risk of getting sick. Indeed, if people were getting sick from the water, they have to spend money on the medication. Which means that they don't have enough money to buy food, or any supplies. Therefore, not only water cause sickness, it also causing the poverty.

 

          This article help me to understand more of the Africa, because it shows me how poor they are. Additionally, it helps me understand that Africa is one of the driest country. I think this topic article is to let another people know what a bad situation happening in Africa right now, so people could help the Africans. 

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Gaza faces deepening water crisis

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An environmentalist organization warns that Gazans are facing a deepening water crisis.

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1) What Is The African Water Crisis?

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Loren's curator insight, January 27, 2013 7:25 PM

Not everybody knows what the African Water Crisis is.  In Africa, over 2500 children lose their lives each day.  Families are suffering from poverty.  People are infected with vicious diseases like malaria, trypanosomiasis, and different kinds of intestinal infections.  These diseases are especially taking a toll on the elderly and the children of Africa.  But what could be causing these life-changing catastrophes?  Bad water... that's what.  Billions are going every day without one of the most important basic living necessities: clean water.  Read on to find out what's happening in Africa, and how people are trying to help. 

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The Australian Approach to Water Crisis: Work With Farmers - National Geographic

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The Australian Approach to Water Crisis: Work With Farmers
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At that point, new water demands must be met through conservation, improvements in water productivity, and re-allocation of water among users.

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