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Bioexpo powerpoint final

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Bioexpo powerpoint final

  1. 1. Global Health: Water Quality with Sevuria Partnership<br />By Nasif Islam & Hodo Dahir<br />Cleveland High School <br />
  2. 2. Who are we?<br />Welcome! I’m Nasif<br />Hey! I’m Hodo<br />
  3. 3. An Introduction to Water<br />"Water is life's mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water." - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi [1937 Nobel Prize for Medicine]<br />70% of earths surface covered by earth<br />Only 2.5% is drinkable water.<br />A mere 8% of fresh water for household use.<br />Both photos:<br />Unwater.org<br />
  4. 4. Water Quality: a GLOBAL issue<br />More than 1 Billion without access to safe water<br />20-50 liters for basic needs per person –<br /> 894 million or 1/6 people without access to this amount of water <br />World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP)<br />
  5. 5. Our thought<br />As a serious global issuse, water quality is often overlooked. As a humanity, a clear focus must be put into improving the quality of water around the globe, exclusively in Kenya.<br />
  6. 6. Water Quality in Kenya<br />16.8 Million without access to improved water source – <br />Poor sanitation affects fresh water<br />Waterborne disease outbreaks<br />Poor or even no water filtration<br />World Development Indicators (2007 est.)<br />
  7. 7. Water Source of our Partners<br />"From the stream people fetch drinking water and for the livestock and store in small containers and tanks which is then ready for use." - Marcela Mwawasi<br />"They dig shallow wells... At the height of drought like now, most of these wells dry up and so people move for several km’s to fetch water." -Danson<br />
  8. 8. Treatment Methods<br />Many times water is not even treated<br />Water is stored in water drums, ready for use<br />WaterGuard (Chlorination) <br />SODIS <br />Boiling <br />
  9. 9. Disrupting the water cycle<br />Depletion of aquifers<br />Reduction of rivers and lakes<br />Meaning next time there will be less surface water<br />Contamination of ground water<br />
  10. 10. Bathe<br />Drink<br />To wash<br />To cook<br />To put out fires<br />Hot region<br />
  11. 11. The Social Impact<br />children have no choice, but to drop their education<br />women carry heavy loads of water, to care for their families<br />women are assaulted while gathering water<br />
  12. 12. Water Source<br />"From the stream people fetch drinking water and for the livestock and store in small containers and tanks which is then ready for use." - Marcela Mwawasi<br />"They dig shallow wells... At the height of drought like now, most of these wells dry up and so people move for several kms to fetch water." -Danson<br />
  13. 13. What is Cholera?<br />Cholera is an acute infection of the small intestine, caused by the  bacterium Vibrio cholerae.<br />Vibrio cholerae, releases a toxin that causes increased release of water in the intestines, which produces severe diarrhea.<br />
  14. 14. Who is at risk?<br />Individuals living in places with inadequate water treatment, poor sanitation, and inadequate hygiene.<br />How does one get cholera?<br /><ul><li>Consuming contaminated water or food.
  15. 15. Contact with feces</li></li></ul><li>
  16. 16. Symptoms<br />Profuse watery diarrhea<br />Abdominal and leg cramps<br />Vomiting<br />Dehydration<br />Excessive thirst <br />Dry skin<br />
  17. 17. Treatments<br />Easily be treated with fluids ad antibiotics<br />Replace fluids that have been lost. <br />Oral rehydration solutions; Contain mixture of sugar and salts.<br />

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