Water Crisis in Bangladesh
BY: Sammy Cardenas & Jazzmyn MiKayla
In Banglasdesh 97 percent of people have access to water, 40% have proper sanitation. of water that is available 80% is used for agriculture. The great rivers include Brahmaputra, Meghna, and Ganges. Although they have all three of these rivers, they have very little control over how much water they receive from the sources.
Bangladesh government is trying to improve rainwater capture and access to safe drinking water. Contaminated wells have been marked, but painted markers are fading. More than 100,000 safe water points have been created. New Arsenic treatment technologies are being investigated by Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. However, in order to make a significant impact, the government need to re-investigate the Arsenic policies established in the 90's and change max exposure amount from 50 micro grams to 10 micro grams