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By Ross Michael Pink

This attention-grabbing ebook examines the paramount human rights factor of our time: fresh ingesting water. pollutants, inhabitants surge, and weather swap will deprive an predicted 2 billion electorate of this basic correct by means of 2050. the writer argues for the necessity to determine cutting edge, sustainable practices to protect this necessary human correct.

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In the Irrawaddy region, the Darka River overf lowed its bank which caused extensive damage that affected over 12,000 people. 22 In the report, the government also enumerated the leading causes contributing to the nations’ high level of vulnerability to climate change. 23 Further warnings have been issued over the high level of vulnerability in food security and agriculture as a result of climate change. Combined, these prognoses for the country paint a stark picture that will confront the nation and citizens in all regions with daunting health, economic, and social challenges.

A recent study on arsenic contamination in Cambodia examined the health impacts of arsenic and other toxic trace elements in well water, groundwater, and hair samples that were collected from three areas with different arsenic exposure levels in the Mekong River basin of Cambodia. The locales included the Ampil commune in Kampong Cham province which was identified as an uncontaminated area, the Khsarch Andaet commune in Kratie province which was identified as a moderately contaminated area, and the Kampong Kong commune in Kandal Province which was classified as a severely contaminated area.

9 Among the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), Cambodia has the lowest access to rural sanitation facilities and the second lowest access to safe water in rural areas. Due to the high poverty rate in the rural communities, there is a substantially higher rate of water-related disease and sanitation-related illness. “Among households in the poorest quintile, only 48% (during dry season) and 39% (during wet season) have access to improved water sources, whereas 70% (dry season) and 64% (wet season) of the richest quintile have such access.

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