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Water & Sanitation

Global Voices: Rio, Rowing & Sewer Water

Did you hear about how the water in Rio De Janeiro, where athletes will compete in next summer's Olympic Games, is filthy enough to cause serious illness?

On this edition of Global Voices, I take a deep breath and dive into the issue of water, Rio and the Olympics, all while rocking an old uniform from my college rowing days. The big takeaway? Water and sanitation are life-or-death issues in Brazil—and not just for the Olympic rowers. 

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