Bangladesh Water Crisis
By: Jordan Canady
The population of Bangladesh is around 30-35 million people
It is estimated that 97% of the people in bangladesh have access to water and only 40% of the water has proper sanitation.
With a staggering 60% of the population that has to endure unsafe drinking water, the nation is in danger.
The great rivers (Brahmaputra, Meghna, and Ganges) all originate in other countries and the amount of water that eventually gets to Bangladesh is greatly limited by booming populations of China and India.
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Bangladesh Water Crisis Summary
Bangladesh's water crisis affects both rural and urban areas, and is a matter of both water scarcity and water quality. The size of the urban population is increasing at alarming rates. The poor from the rural areas continue to migrate to the urban areas with the hope of being able to earn larger wages to support their families.
A possible solution is a device called the "water canary" which uses a sample of water taken by the user to instantly determine whether that water is drinkable or not.