Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Water for Life

Today is World Water Day. Here are some water-related facts:
  • 1.1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water.
  • 2.2 billion people lack access to improved sanitation (latrines, hand washing, etc.).
  • Safe drinking-water and basic sanitation help prevent water-related disease, including diarrhoeal diseases, and others.
  • The reliability of drinking-water supplies and improved water management in human settlement areas reduce transmission risks of malaria and dengue fever.

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