Water Crisis in Bangladesh

BY: Sammy Cardenas & Jazzmyn MiKayla

Bangladesh

Population: 1158,512,570

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.

Water Crisis

Bangladesh has a rising salinity in its rivers due to the amount of shrimp farms that´s located in these rivers. Any potable water is limited but groundwater, which is used by 90% of population is contaminated with arsenic. Exposure to Arsenic can cause cancer and severally damage many integral systems in the human body. No shocker here that this is the cause of death for every 1 out of 5 people in Bangladesh.

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

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