Best known for its work helping the underprivileged in poverty-stricken parts of the world, GFA (Gospel for Asia, gfa.org) is spotlighting a universal crisis that unites all nations: the need for good clean water.
While millions in South Asia and other developing regions have long suffered from a lack of access to fresh water, many in the West are facing the health and other consequences of such shortages for the first time, the organization says in a significant new report.
As residents of Flint, Michigan, continue to deal with the fallout of its 2014 polluted water scandal, those living in Cape Town, South Africa, are dealing with severe water restrictions because of a lengthy drought—just one of 11 major cities likely to run out of drinking water in the not-too-distant future.
In The Global Clean Water Crisis: Finding Solutions to Humanity’s Need for Pure, Safe Water, writer Karen Mains points to urban sprawl, lack of urban planning and flooding as just some of the factors behind the “water problems of the world.” Among those trying to solve them are governments, non-governmental agencies, missionary organizations and private foundations […]
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