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Poorly treated effluent sends refinery water use skyrocketing

Cape Town’s failure to maintain a key wastewater treatment plant cost the city a billion litres of drinking water

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Big business guzzled water as Cape Town’s dam levels plummeted

Years after the threat of Day Zero, it turns out that while households were blamed for over-excessive water use, big industrial users were given little more than a slap on the wrist for their significant water consumption

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Tajikistan, ‘House of Water,’ where half of the populations lacks access to water

As a poor country, Tajikistan has often turned to outside investment to help fix its water infrastructure. Yet, half the population does not have access to safe, clean water.

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Big business cashes in on Mountain Kingdom’s “green gold”

Meanwhile, villagers struggle for water

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The main tributary of the Senegal River, the Falémé, is in a vast environmental crisis

The Falémé River is in a state of disaster and the impact on residents of the area and the river’s surroundings are clear for all to see.

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Falémé: Tales of a silent death

Pollution due to dredging, environmental degradation caused by gold mining, and fishing activities that led to the disappearance of marine resources: this list of damage to the Falémé – the main tributary of the Senegal River – is not exhaustive.

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Principal affluent du fleuve Sénégal, la Falémé agonise

La Falémé qui apporte à elle seule 25 % de l’eau du fleuve Sénégal risque d’être rayée de la carte hydrologique si des mesures ne sont pas prises pour la sauver. Agressée de toutes parts par un orpaillage sauvage à l’aide d’engins de dragage et de produits chimiques aux effets dévastateurs, la rivière qui sert aussi de frontière naturelle entre le Sénégal et le Mali est au bord de la catastrophe écologique.

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Falémé : chronique d’une mort silencieuse

Une pollution imputable au dragage des eaux ; un scandale environnemental dû à l’orpaillage ; des activités de pêche qui entraîne la disparition des ressources halieutiques. La liste des dommages causés à la Falémé – affluent principal du fleuve Sénégal – n’est pas exhaustive.

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One Michigan County Tells the Story of a Nation Plagued By Pollution

Farms housing thousands of animals are one of several sources contaminating the Pine River and dividing a mid-Michigan community.

Over 100 Years of Political Bickering Deny Bulawayo Clean Water

Political contestation and uneven distribution of national resources have dragged a massive water project for Zimbabwe’s second largest city.