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Global Drinking Water Facts
663 million people do not have access to an improved drinking water source. 8 out of 10 people still without improved drinking water sources live in rural areas. -World Health Organization and UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme. 2015. ‘Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation, 2015 Update and MDG Assessment.’
Approximately 1.8 billion people use a drinking water source that is contaminated with feces. -Prüss-Ustün et al. Tropical Medicine & International Health, Vol 19, no 8: 917–927. 2014. ‘Global assessment of exposure to faecal contamination through drinking water based on a systematic review.’
50% of all cases of undernutrition are associated with repeated diarrhea or intestinal worm infections as a direct result of inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene. -World Health Organization. 2008. ‘Safer water, better health.'
Nearly 1,000 children die every day from diarrhoeal diseases linked to a lack of safe water, sanitation and basic hygiene. -Prüss-Ustün et al. Tropical Medicine & International Health, Vol 19, no 8: 894-905. 2014. ‘Burden of disease from inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene in low- and middle-income settings: a retrospective analysis of data from 145 countries.’
The water crisis is the #1 global risk based on impact to society (as a measure of devastation), as announced by the World Economic Forum in January 2015. -World Economic Forum. 2015. ‘Global Risks 2015 Report.'