Water in an emergency: race against a ticking clock

Cyclone Nargis brewed up one toxic cocktail for the people of Myanmar

In the aftermath of the 2008 cyclone, the mix of sea water, fresh water and an outbreak of bacteria contributed to a new recipe for disaster. Affected communities could tell by taste and colour that the water wasn't clean, but with few alternatives, they had little choice but to put themselves in danger.

Water in an emergency | Race against a ticking clock

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