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Water Pollution Problems in Africa and India

Gathering water for African villages is a job placed on the women. They spend countless hours carrying water from distant sources. These sources are often polluted and this continuous effort is an enormous waste of time that could be better used for childcare and education (Wanja). According to J.W.N. Riviere in a publication called “Threats to the Worlds Waters”, women and girls in Africa spend 40 billion person hours a year hauling polluted water. Both natural and man-made pollutants have damaged water quality in Africa and India, which has adversely affected the population’s health and wasted time. The poorest coverage for water supply and sanitation is in Africa. It is estimated that the current investment is 1.3 billion dollars per…