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Water Pollution of Africa

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Katie Palmer

on 15 January 2013

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Its cause, effect, and solution When you hear about Africa, you generally think about poor, starving, helpless children. But, have you ever really thought more about it? Like why they don't have the food, or have the water? What's the problem? Solutions Solutions Water pollution in Africa is a leading problem because it affects almost everybody in Africa. Fortunately, there is a solution for this problem. Water pollution is caused by humans depositing waste in water. So, instead of putting waste in water, we could put it in dumps far away from waterways. This one simple solution would easily fix a huge chunk of the problem. Fortunately, there is an solution for this problem. Water Pollution is caused by humans depositing waste into water, so by putting waste into dumps far away from water instead of into water, we could easily fix the problem.
Another solution is called rain gardens. Rain Gardens uses porous plants and organic soil to collect water with their roots, preventing contaminated water from running off into waterways. This is an easy and cheap but effective way to keep contaminated run off from farm pesticides from getting into other waterways. Bibliography Water Pollution of Africa The answer is simple... Water Pollution. Water pollution limits drinking water availability. Senegal, Nigeria, Mali, Chad, Niger, Mauritania, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia; which are all Sahel and Saharan countries, the majority of the people live in poverty. This means the majority of people do not have access to clean water, or any at all. This is a serious issue threatening the lives of many people in these countries. Also, Water Pollution and Water Supply affects the agriculture industry and food supply. As the polluted water moves through soil, the soil becomes contaminated with pesticides. After this, the plants are unable to grow because they are lacking nutrients they need. Also, if there is simply no water available, then the crops will dry out. This is a huge problem because it leaves many Africans starving. Failing crops in Africa Rain Garden How does the water BECOME polluted? Human Waste Many people don't think twice about dropping a piece of trash into the water or on the ground. It may not seem like a big problem, but the pieces add up. Here, it isn't as bad because we have our water cleaned. Unfortunately, for places like Egypt, people drink straight from the ground. This trash releases contaminates (usually from chemicals the product was made from) into the water, creating a huge health problem. Industrial Dumping Many large factories and companies in countries such as Egypt and Sudan dump their wastes into the waterways such as the Nile. Their governments do not try to stop this because the companies are making a profit. This is one of the biggest problems for northern Africa because the companies are dumping toxic wastes and oils into the water people are DRINKING. This is a severe health problem. Industry Pollution Trash in a lake, Kenya Water Pollution releases chemicals that are harmful into the water, making it undrinkable. Those who drink it because they have no other choice are exposed to severe health issues.
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