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UN project to clean up Lake Victoria, provide clean water to 1 million people moving ahead: via @adavies47

UN project to clean up Lake Victoria, provide clean water to 1 million people moving ahead: via @adavies47

Lake Victoria is vital to the livelihood of about 30 million people in East Africa. But as the region urbanizes, pollution levels in the lake have increased and access to clean water for disadvantaged populations is far from a sure thing. So the governments of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, with the help of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT ) have stepped in with an ambitious initiative to protect local ecosystems and to provide clean water and sanitary living conditions for inhabitants.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/un-moves-forward-...

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