KAMPALA, Uganda - People in this East African capital woke up one morning to a striking frontpage headline in the New Vision, Ugandaâ€™s leading newspaper. They had grown used to seeing splashy tales of corruption and sex scandals in the paper. But this story took them aback: The cityâ€™s yellowish drinking water not only looked strange, the newspaper said, but contained human waste and high-levels of dirt.
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Enormous economic losses are associated with water and sanitation deficits and are greatest in some of the poorest countries
Human Development Report 2006
An abundant resource? Edited by Trevor Green from out takes of the film One Water