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FRESH WATER

Water Practice

The availability of large quantities of freshwater is a very important asset to local communities living in the interior and the population in the coastal region, mainly because of the provision of safe drinking water, healthy fish stocks (important protein source and income generator) and agricultural irrigation (e.g. for rice).

Freshwater resources are presumed still to be of high quality in many places. However, in several locations in both urban and rural areas, the water quality and the hydrological system are under severe stress due to poor sanitary management, industrial developments and mining. Our activities are geared towards mitigating negative impacts to waterways, as occurs in uncontrolled gold mining.
 
	© © Michel Gunther / WWF
© Michel Gunther / WWF
© © Michel Gunther / WWF