Tirer la chasse d'eau et oublier ? La crise sanitaire en Inde

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Chaque jour en Inde, près de 40 milliards de litres d'eaux usées sont produits, dont une infime partie est traitée de manière adéquate. Neeraj Jain, PDG de WaterAid India, s'est exprimé à TEDxWalledCity pour appeler à agir sur la crise sanitaire du pays et à donner la priorité aux plus pauvres et aux plus marginalisés.

This morning, you may have read a magazine, looked at your smartphone and caught up with Facebook and Twitter, or just taken time to collect your thoughts, all from the comfort of your toilet. Who knows, you might even be reading this on the toilet.

Then, when you were done, you pressed that magical flush button and felt good. You had done something not necessarily clean, pressed the button and forgot about it.

But did you stop to think what happened to your shit? Where did it go? You might have thought that it just disappeared. But that is not the case.

Every day in India, almost 40 billion litres of sewage are created, with a tiny fraction being adequately treated. As a result, a shocking 70% of surface water is now polluted and not fit for consumption. This is the water that all too often the poorest and most marginalised people have no choice but to drink and use for their daily needs.

We are drowning in our own shit.

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Neeraj Jain tweets as @neerajwateraid