Water Crisis In Nepal
What Can We Do?
Population and They´re Access to Water
Nepal is located in Asia.
- Nepal has a population of 28,120,740.
- Forty-two percent ( 11,810,710) of the population live under the poverty line.
- 80% (22,496,592) have access to drinking water.
- The people who are poor and live in rural areas have little to zero access to water.
- They rely on small brooks running from the mountains and they spend hours traveling to get water
Is the Water Safe That They Have Access to?
Who said that water is clean?
- The water is unsafe to drink
- The water is contaminated and polluted.
- Even the supplied water is unsafe to drink.
- A big part of it is coming from industry and domestic waste along with discharge of untreated sewage. Than that seeps into lakes,rivers,streams, and those are some primary sources of water they drink from.
Examples of how the water is getting polluted and poisoned
- ¨The Terai Region contains sedimentary layers of sand,gravel deposits interlocked with flood plains carried by rivers is extremely vulnerable to arsenic contamination.¨
- The capital, Kathmandu produced 150 tons of waste a day, about half of it is dumped into rivers and 80% of the population rely on the waste water.
- 44,000 kids die each year because water borne illnesses.
- Nepal faces water scarcity, so the population growth can affect that their might not be enough water to provide for everyone.
- You can donate money at https://thewaterproject.org/give-water and they will give them clean water
- You can start a fundraiser to raise money so they can build some sanitation centers
- The country is installing wells for people who don have access to water