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Sewage leaks put South Africa’s freshwater at risk: how citizen scientists are helping clean up

  By Jim Taylor, University of KwaZulu-Natal and Mark Graham, University of KwaZulu-Natal   Across South Africa, sewage systems are leaking and contaminating the country’s freshwater. Involving the affected communities can help prevent this pollution hazard, as a group of 15 citizen scientists in KwaZulu-Natal province have shown. Their community water monitoring programme, working with municipal authorities, has managed to prevent raw sewage from flooding into rivers. The young, unemployed […]

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