Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

On the Importance of Water Treatment

The author discusses his own experience with cholera in Haiti and the importance of water infrastructure around the world, especially in developing countries. He says the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals should focus on water treatment and water quality so that waterborne diseases can be eradicated and countries like Haiti can focus on development. Clean Water: UN Sustainable Development Goals Must Emphasize Water Treatment Ernst-Wesley Laine, American Water Works Association Journal May 2014 As the world’s governments gather at the United Nations to work on a new round of global goals to follow the 15-year Millennium Development Goalperiod, the author reflects on the importance of water treatment in the new UN Sustainable Development Goal for safe water. A few months into my work in rural Haiti installing chlorinators, I was sitting in the passenger seat of our truck and suddenly experienced a violent stomachache followed […]

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