Land-based pollution is a significant threat to reef health. Around the world, wastewater discharged into nearshore waters threatens the health of humans and marine life, including the coral reefs that protect and provide for us.
We were joined by a panel of experts to learn how their goals complement ours and about ways to collaborate with the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene sector to reduce sewage pollution and improve reef health. The panel discussion was followed by a question-and-answer session, featuring:
- Alexandra Campbell-Ferrari: Executive Director, The Center for Water Security and Cooperation
- Ian Moise: Senior Director of Water Services, DT Global
- Virginia Newton-Lewis: Senior Policy Analyst – Water Security, WaterAid
The WASH sector is dedicated to realizing the human right to safe, reliable drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene services. Equitable access to these services protects public health and the environment. This includes advocating for laws that ensure equity, safety and long-term sustainable solutions.
Resources to explore:
- Ocean Sewage Alliance – A Practitioner’s Guide to Ocean Wastewater Pollution
- WaterAid – Functionality of wastewater treatment plants in low- and middle-income countries
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