Water — 7 Comments

  1. I’ve forwarded your entry on water to a friend of mine who worked for many years for unicef, primarily in west Africa, east Africa, and Lebanon. His comments about making clean water available to those for whom it is not a given really make me think every time I turn on a faucet.

  2. thanks for this series highlighting the issues civilians take for granted. I continue to learn so much from your writing.

  3. Sometimes the mainstream media here reminds us that we are supporting a war in Afghanistan. And on some of those occasions we hear mention of the agricultural aspects of the war. Specifically we hear about the uphill battle to introduce a profitable, sustainable alternative to poppy growing and the drug trade. So if this winter has been especially dry and the water table is showing the effects of too many wells, what will be the affect on the military/agricultural efforts? …..
    So, how will the average Afghani choose to use the limited water? For that matter, if the Westerners are all using a tapped or imported unending supply of water, how will the affect any effort to “win hearts and minds?”

  4. I also remember my predecessor in Q8, as her departing project, had us wasting water washing our hands.

    AJ had a half dozen lavatories at the Zone 1 DEFAC on the north and south entrances by Mar, 05.

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