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ICT as direct sensors of water and soil contaminates

Short description 

Rural areas in Central Asia need access to ICT’s in order to provide more data of microbiological contamination.

Crisis statement 

This is an important first step in mobilizing relevant stakeholders to action. The specific problem is that many populations in Central Asia are using decentralized water sources and latrines that are situated in high water table areas that are contributing to groundwater pollution. Women and children do not have access to safe water contributing to an increasing prevalence of serious infectious diseases. Because no actual environmental or water quality data is available, foreign assistance is not being made and the health of the region is continuing to deteriorate.  

Needs statement 
  • Information communication technologies on the ground
  •  Simple tools and know-how to utilize existing knowledge and competence within the region. 
  • Participation and empowerment of women in all aspects of development.
  • Financial resources to develop adequate sanitation systems.
  • Culturally sensitive cooperation and coordination of international organizations with affected peoples and governments.
Impact statement 

Providing recognition of the problems will enable stakeholders to communicate and coordinate appropriate solutions. Providing international recognition of the problem and improving communication with the region is critical in order to  initiate action. Many of the problems discussed here are easily avoidable if people are given proper tools and knowledge of effective solutions. 

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By |2022-07-06T11:36:29+00:00July 6, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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