A water shortage in northeastern Colombia is affecting the Wayuu people. Their children are particularly vulnerable. Small desalination plants may be the solution.
Sometimes help comes from unexpected places. In Colombia, a boarding school is providing a local community with drinking water by using equipment designed for ocean desalination.
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Farmers in northern Chile, one of the driest regions in the world, are learning to adapt to drought after discovering a new source of water — fog-catching nets.
The German development organization "Sign of Hope" accuses Malaysian oil giant Petronas of poisoning the drinking water of thousands of people in South Sudan. Environmental activists warn of serious consequences.
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