From noxious sludge to clean water

Environmental economist Soumya Balasubramanya explains health in Bangladesh could be improved by safely recycling waste.

Across the globe, 1.8 billion people rely on water sources contaminated with feces. To mark World Water Day we look at a solution that could improve health in Bangladesh by safely recycling waste.

Those of us lucky enough to have water piped into our homes may not give much thought to the complex systems that ensure sewage is flushed out of sight and clean drinking water is always on tap.

Yet across the globe, 1.8 billion people rely on drinking water sources that are polluted with feces. Shockingly, this kills approximately 842,000 people every year.

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