Access to Drinking Water, Water Quality

Q&A with Mushfiq Mobarak on the elite capture of deep wells and the challenge of fighting arsenic in groundwater

Bangladesh’s water history is one of unintended consequences. What initially looked like a success story became a nightmare. After international organizations and the Bangladeshi government had supported a shift away from polluted surface water to groundwater use in the 1980s, arsenic was discovered in the groundwater of many rural…

By Peter Debaere-