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The article Food Waste Has Created An Enemy by my classmate Mourad Mourad (2021) focuses on issues of hunger around the world and how we can contribute towards the goal of ending hunger. As the population increases around the world, we need to maintain the health and nutritional needs of society. People experiencing hunger are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases due to nutritional deficiencies from the food sources they lack.

As Mourad says “the global volume of food wastage is estimated at 1.6 million tons of primary product equivalents. Ending food waste is therefore crucial to achieving zero…


Clean water is one of the most important resources that many people take for granted. Around 66% of Earth is covered in water and 75% of our bodies are comprised of water. The human body absorbs plenty of water everyday. In fact, the author of Medium article Clean Water and Sanitation in Urban Communities by Natasha Saunders (2019) estimates that the average person utilizes around 20–50 liters of clean water a day, which includes water for cooing, washing, drinking and sanitary needs. Sanitation is also as important as clean water, as it allows many people to maintain their hygiene. In…


In my first blog post, I wrote about my interest in researching the issues and solutions to clean water and sanitation. The issues of clean water and sanitation would impact our future generations. Our environment would change drastically and many people would have the freedom to use as much water as they need as we solve this problem. I envision clean streets and the scent of fresh air as we fix the problem of proper sanitation in many countries.

I was interested in gathering the opinions of different people regarding the importance of clean water and sanitation in our everyday…


Many countries lack the basic human need of access to clean water and sanitation. In the article “Water Supplies and Access to Clean Water” by Steven Joseph Archambault, Archambault talks about the lack of access to clean water in developing countries in Africa, Asian and Latin America. Many people die every year due to diseases contracted from poor water sanitation. Archambault says “Over 2.5 billion people do not have access to basic sanitation facilities.” (Archambault, 2016) Lack of access to basic sanitation facilities increases the risk of illnesses and diseases. These waterborne illnesses include cholera, malaria, diarrhea and intestinal worms.

Villagers in Haiti who were displaced from their houses after the 2010 earthquake. US Public Health Service officers inspect the source of drinking water.


We are living through a pandemic where many people in certain countries do not have access to proper sanitation. In the article “Prioritising clean water and sanitation” by Talha Burki, Burki talks about the universal issues of clean water and sanitation that plague our environment. Poor sanitation in many countries results in the practice of open defecation, which refers to the human practice of defecating outside rather than a toilet. Many people practice open defecation because they do not have access to a toilet. This is common is areas where the infrastructure cannot support the supply of toilets. As Burki…


Hello readers, welcome to my first blog post. In this post, I will be talking about the clean water and sanitation issues around the world. I believe that having access to clean water is essential to our everyday lives and it hurts to see many people in some countries having limited access to clean water.

The specific trend I will be focusing on is the issues of the lack of access to clean water and sanitation around the world. I cannot imagine an environment where there is minimal access to water. In our everyday lives, we use clean water to…

Derek Yu

Junior attending University at Buffalo, majoring in Business Administration with a Management Information Systems Concentration

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