IWMI in the news

Most wastewater in Ethiopia’s capital city Addis Ababa is discharged into rivers without treatment, putting the health of the city’s 5 million inhabitants at risk from diseases caused by fecal and antimicrobial-resistant bacteria. The International Water Management Institute, in collaboration with Newcastle University and national partners in Ethiopia, is monitoring the microbial quality of water in the Akaki river that runs through Addis Ababa to better understand sources of pollution and target interventions to reduce pollution and improve water quality.

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