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  • Also 150 million still drink from untreated water sources such as rivers, lakes and streams, which is a serious health risk. Unclean water according to the World Health Organisation, WHO kills one million babies in their first month of life from preventable deaths, across the world.

    Written by Joyce Gyeke - The earth is made up of about 70 percent water. Out of this 96 percent is held by oceans, meaning all but four percent of our water is saline. Water resources like streams, rivers, lakes and groundwater, provide people with water they need everyday to live. According to the UN, 2.1 billion people have safe drinking water at home, of these 844 million do not have access to drinking water service, including 263 million people who travel for more than 30 minutes per trip to collect water.

  • Most institutions, today in Ghana, use water tanks as main water storage systems, but these institutions mainly depend on pipe borne water only to address situations when taps are not flowing.

    Written By Fatima Anafu Astanga - It is only when rains set in with perennial floods that it dawns on all, to ask thousands and one questions why measures are not instituted to avoid recurrence of such disasters.

  • As Ghana joined the international community to mark World Water Day yesterday, the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) and its stakeholders have warned of a possible scarcity of potable water nationwide in the near future if the pollution of water bodies is not addressed.

  • I am a missionary in a village called Chanyili in the Northern Region of Ghana. Chanyili is located on the outskirts of Tamale on the Tamale-Kumasi highway.

  • According to the UNICEF, Ghana has made significant progress providing access to improved water sources to 80 per cent of the population.

    Written By Elcy Gladys Agyeiwaa - Water, they say, is life and it is said to connect every aspect of life.

  • Today, March 22, 2019 is Water Day, to be marked globally to drum home the importance of water and the need to ensure that everyone has equal access to it, no matter one’s colour or creed.

    It is generally believed the world over that no one must be denied access to water for any reason because it holds the key to life.

  • Written By Victoria Naashika Quaye - WORLD WATER DAY, held annually on March 22nd, focuses attention on the importance of freshwater sources and advocating for the sustainable management of water resources. In 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), it was resolved that an international day to celebrate "water" be instituted. The United Nations General Assembly designated the first World Water Day on March 22nd, 1993.

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