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The west is experiencing a #watercrisis, & it’s inflamed by lack of cross state collaboration. People claim that a regular database can serve the same function as a blockchain database. If that’s the case, why haven’t the states had a centralized database created & set up yet?🧵
We had thousands of people point & laugh at the suggested use of blockchain without actually understanding the major breakdowns in the water management across the western half of the United States.
That having a method to analyze water usage in real time across state lines seems too simple a fix to a major problem. As it stands today there is no easy way for real time water data to be communicated across state lines & current database tech lacks the security.
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I appreciate all the engagement and new followers I've picked up from doing some deep dives into the Jackson, MS #watercrisis.

We have to learn to "read" these partly real/partly fictionalized stories for what they are: an attempt by one party to change how we see the world.
Maybe Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is competent in some respects, but he's utterly failed to keep the water flowing, despite repeated efforts by the Feds and the State to make him.

And the White House is rewarding him by making him a hero. He's not a hero. This is all politics.
We have to learn enough about "big" stories like this to push back on the awful "narrative" foisted on us by the international media conglomerates and the DC Deep State. It's a bit easier here because while the city is blue, the state is red, and so the local media is mostly ok.
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Our #Food and #Water crisis' are rapidly getting worse. Two of the founding necessities for human life and wellbeing are rapidly #collapsing.
In #Kansas thousands of cattle died from the heat and humidity. #WetBulb temperatures hit agricultural production hard.…
In #Ethiopia the #drought is so bad that monkeys are attacking children.…
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Today in Parliament: Deputy President Cde @DDMabuza will join a virtual sitting of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) to respond to Questions for Oral Reply at 14H00 today. #MabuzaQandA #NationalCouncilOfProvinces
Watch the proceedings live on Parliament TV Channel 408 & Parliament's YouTube channel #StaySafe #WashYourHands #WearAMask
#MabuzaQandA Greetings to yourselves honourable members of the NCOP. I am very happy to be amongst you today. #LootingInKZNandGP
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If we want to change the world, we have to start with our own selves. This is the mantra with which I started initiating efforts to conserve water in my city—Meerut in Uttar Pradesh.
I was studying in 9th standard and had been observing students of my school - both seniors and juniors - wasting water while filling their bottles or washing their hands during recess.
On several occasions, I asked them to be careful of their actions and to keep a check on the wastage. I was, however, threatened and brushed aside by many who said that if it bothered me, perhaps I should stand near the tap and shut it.
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1/ The water crisis in Harare has reached alarming levels. A cholera or typhoid outbreak is imminent. There seems to be no political will to fix the water crisis in Harare. #FixOurWater #SDG6

"Kunzvi Dam project to begin this year - Zimbabwe Situation"…
2/ Since 1996, the Kunzvi Dam project has been on the cards until we got into this water crisis because of poor planning, incompetence, corruption and laissez faire approach to critical issues that affect livelihoods. Water is a fundamental human right. #FixOurWater #SDG6
3/ @MthuliNcube allocated $259million to the construction of Kunzvi Dam in the 2020 budget. I demand to know if those funds were remitted to the relevant authorities for the work to commence & to know why the project hasn't commenced yet? #Water is life!
#FixOurWater #SDG6
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Will the party who emerges victorious in the #MaharashtraAssemblyPolls address the state's deepening #watercrisis. Read on to know how the billion dollar thirst economy has devastated rural #Maharashtra. @parthpunter @journohardy @Raaweeshastri @PSainath_org @indiawater
"No one in our village has that kind of money. I'll end up in debt & like my plants I too won’t survive,”rues Prahalad Dhoke of #Marathwada who had to give up his orchards to buy water for his cows & blames the govt's insufficient #drought relief measures. ImageImage
"We haven't once been supplied with water tankers & we don't have enough money to buy them,”says Manali Padwale who,like all the women in Galtare,walked 25 kms daily in the scorching heat to collect drinking water after the village's water sources dried ImageImageImage
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#CPEC is the backbone of #Pakistan's Grand Strategy. Enemies are keen to foment trouble in #Balochistan to sabotage the project.
A hike in terror attacks has been witnessed in the past months in Balochistan especially in areas in proximity to #Gwadar which is part of #Sabotage.
Killings of #Hazara Shias in Balochistan helps the enemy kill two birds with a stone.
1. It causes trouble in Balochistan,
2. It decreses confidence of Shias in the state of #Pakistan and leads to anger and frustration in Gilgit Baltistan, The Critical province in #CPEC.
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In 2013,this report, funded by @UNICEF & @FAO,compiled data on a range of water issues.…
This included date on use by households, #sanitation, #agriculture & industry, access for the urban #poor, water #pollution-related health problems, unequal access to water due to #gender inequities, the impact of #climatechange on water resources, and water-related #policy. ImageImage
The report draws data from government records and census reports as well as the documentation of various #water #conservation efforts led by communities and the state. Image
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Ground report from last village before Indo-Pak border in #Rajasthan

Women stand in the queues, day and night, walk kms everyday for each drop of water.

Raji (26) and her friends celebrate after spotting a water tanker for the first time @DeccanHerald
Children of this village skip their school to help their mothers in carrying water from tanker to home.
Since tanker had arrived for the first time, most of the households here wanted to lift utmost water for their house hold chores #Barmer #Watercrisis #rajasthan @DeccanHerald
72 years after Independence, for sizeable population in #Rajasthan, #Water is a dream!

Women in border villages end up spending 4-6 hrs a day, to carry water pitchers to their homes.

Most of them suffer with, back pain miscarriage & low BP
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