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George Steinmetz

Villagers gather brackish drinking water from shallow wells within a hundred yards of the ocean on Pate Island, in the Lamu archipelago, Kenya. Freshwater is a limited resource for the rapidly growing population. A desalination plant, which began operation in 2018, has brought welcome, if pricey, relief.


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