‘It may be the size of the Asian rivers, large because they drain the Himalayas, that makes the pollution so prominent.’
Rather than allowing every protest to degrade into name-calling, where protestors are branded ignorant or anti-national, it may be worthwhile to engage with substantive issues raised by them.
Groundwater levels are falling in 30% of the basin’s aquifer system. But within 60%, access to potable groundwater is restricted by excessive salinity or arsenic.
A parasite has been found to protect the economically important brine shrimp from arsenic poisoning.