@OMKingy Weekly Water Bulletin
Issue #3, 22-28 July 2017
- Oil spill from pipeline into North Saskatchewan River threatens drinking water in Canadian province. See: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/07/25/487357502/canadian-oil-spill-threatens-drinking-water.
- Toxic algal bloom in Great Salt Lake, Utah, U.S. caused by heatwave sickens more than 100 people and threatens water for agriculture. See: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/22/toxic-algae-bloom-utah-lake-100-sick-heatwave.
- Russian oil company Gazprom Neft completes country’s first 30-stage fracking test in Western Siberian oil field – potentially significant implications for regional water quality.See: https://www.oilandgaseurasia.com/en/tech_trend/gazprom-neft-becomes-first-company-russia-undertake-30-stage-multi-stage-fracking.
- Wildfires sweep through California as drought continues. See: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/26/us/wildfire-in-california.html?_r=0.
- Lack of clean water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) highlighted as major contributor to malnutrition in children in new report by WaterAid. See: http://www.wateraid.org/news/news/caught-short-how-a-lack-of-clean-water-and-decent-toilets-plays-a-major-role-in-child-stunting