Lent Week 2: Dealing with our own sewage: A Jordan River perspective

While all Israel were crossing over on dry ground, the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan, until the entire nation finished crossing over the Jordan. (Joshua 3:15-17)

Dealing with our own sewage: A Jordan River perspective

lent2The cholera crisis in Zimbabwe is a chilling illustration of the crucial link between water, sanitation, health and political responsibility. By the middle of February 2009, the WHO noted that over 70,000 people were infected and 3,524 had died. We all live downstream Cholera is a clear indication that economics and ecology are deeply integrated, and that water is at the intersection of the two. The economic system, via industry, agriculture, and the human impact upon climate change is placing huge stress on our water resources, and in turn these diminishing resources impact severely upon the quality of life of the poor and marginalized. Continue reading Lent Week 2: Dealing with our own sewage: A Jordan River perspective