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In Bangladesh, spring tides wreck dikes twice a month. Lack of funds and excess of bureaucracy means affected communities become 'victims of water governance.'
|Anchors of the sassily-named Kenyan TV show visit ailing farms and hook up the farmers with agriculture experts. The show gets over 11 million viewers per week-- much more than Big Brother UK, Jersey Shore and Keeping Up with the Kardashians.|
|Why are water and sanitation stories conspicuously absent from 'mainstream' media? Ugandan journalist Fredrick Mugira will discuss this in the African context, in this free, open webinar on September 30.|
|Every January, Sindh's mega canal system is shut down and cleaned up. The process looks rather manual-- a large number of people literally scrub away the silt and wash the gates.|
|Groundwater is key to safe, reliable water supply in many regions of the world. There is a strong case for hydrogeologists and WaSH professionals to work more closely.|
|Vegetable oil cans labelled 'USA' are residues of food aid that came into Ethiopia for several decades. Local artisans now fashion them into a variety of appliances.|