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Protecting the Lake Managua in Nicaragua - Global Ideas

For decades, the household sewage and industrial effluents generated by residents and farmers in Nicaragua ended up unfiltered in the Managua lake, one of the country's largest fresh water reservoirs. The result was an epidemic of water-transmitted infections and toxins in the lake's fish. Now, a water treatment plant supplies fresh water and much more. Experts are working on using dried sewage sludge as an alternative to synthetic fertilizers, saving both money and damaging carbon emissions. A film by Marion Hütter.

 

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