Water for all; polluted water for most

Written by Jay Walljasper

All over the world, the water commons is used as dump for our wastes.  90% of the wastewater produced in the global South is discharged untreated into rivers, streams, and coastal waters.  75% of India’s and Russia’s surface waters should not be used for drinking or bathing.  The UN has reported unprecedented water quality t deterioration in all of Africa’s 677 major lakes and every one of its major rivers.  Only about 2% of Latin America’s wastewater receives any treatment at all.

Jay Walljasper, All That We Share, p.160

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