Sunday 21 October 2018 
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Gaza water confined and contaminated

Gaza water confined and contaminated

 

The world should pay more attention to the dire water situation in the Gaza Strip. As much as 95% of Gaza's water from its only accessible water source–the Coastal Aquifer–is now contaminated and unfit for human consumption.

 

Overpopulation leads to over-pumping, and the Israeli government draws an inequitable amount of water from the aquifer, both of which accelerate contamination.

 

This leads to alarmingly high levels of water-related illness among Gazans.

 




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