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KENYA: TACKLING WATER POLLUTION

KENYA: TACKLING WATER POLLUTION

THERE ARE SO MANY POLICIES THAT HAVE BEEN FORMULATED TO TACKLE WATER POLLUTION. HOWEVER, FEW HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED. THE ORGANIZATIONS OR SECTORS INVOLVED IN IMPLEMENTING THIS SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR LACK OF DOING THEIR JOB EFFECTIVELY.
SOME OF THE AREAS THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED TO REDUCE WATER POLLUTION INCLUDE:
• MANAGING INDUSTRIAL WASTE.SOME INDUSTRIAL WASTE MAY CONTAIN LEAD, MERCURY, SULPHUR AND NITRATES. THIS CAN BE HARMFUL TO AQUATIC ECOSYSTEM .IF THE WASTE FINDS ITS WAY TO WATER MASSES. ALSO, THE WASTE CAN AFFECT THE COLOR OF WATER AND CHANGE THE TEMPERATURE OF THE WATER
• PROPER SEWAGE AND WASTE WATER INFRASTRUCTURE.IN MANY URBAN CENTERS, YOU ARE LIKELY TO SEE FREE FLOWING SEWAGE .THIS CAN BE HARMFUL IF INGESTED.THIS IS BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN HARMFUL BACTERIA AND CHEMICALS AND IS ALSO A BREEDING GROUND FOR INSECTS THAT ACT LIKE CARRIERS.
• MINING ACTIVITIES.THROUGH THIS ACTIVITIES, METAL WASTE AND SULPHIDES FROM THE ROCKS ARE EXPOSED TO THE SURFACE. THIS CAN BE HARMFUL WHEN THEY GET INTO THE WATER
• GETTING RID OF PLASTICS. WHEN THEY FIND WAY TO DRAINAGE, THEY TEND TO BLOCK THEM CREATING MORE PROBLEMS. ALSO, ANIMALS MAY FEED ON THEM WHILE DRINKING WATER FROM RIVERS CAUSING THEIR DEATH IN EXTREME CASES
• OIL LEAKAGES
• CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS & PESTICIDES

Why is this important?

THIS IS AN AREA THAT IS REALLY TALKED ABOUT UNTIL A DISASTER STRIKES. FOR INSTANCE OUTBREAK OF CHOLERA.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE SINCE IT BRINGS
ABOUT PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEMS AND DEATH ON SOME CASES. ALSO IT AFFECTS AQUATIC ECOSYSTEM NEGATIVELY

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