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Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

Globally, more than 125 million children under five years of age live in households without access to an improved drinking-water source, and more than 280 million children under five live in households without access to improved sanitation facilities.

Industrial Waste on Water Treatment and Sanitation

Industrial Waste on Water Treatment and Sanitation

Because industrial waste frequently goes down the same sewers as domestic and commercial nonindustrial waste, sewage often contains high levels of industrial chemicals and heavy metals.

The State of Our Oceans

The State of Our Oceans

Coastal waters receive a variety of land-based water pollutants, ranging from petroleum wastes to pesticides to excess sediments. Marine waters also receive wastes directly from offshore activities, such as ocean-based dumping.

Earth's Freshwater Resources and Water Scarcity Problem

Earth's Freshwater Resources and Water Scarcity Problem

Water scarcity, related to either overextraction of groundwater reserves or pollution of existing surface water resources, promises only to increase as a problem.

The Power of Circular and Integrated Water-Food-Energy Management in Tackling Global Challenges

The Power of Circular and Integrated Water-Food-Energy Management in Tackling Global Challenges

The predicted growth of the global population will pose a critical challenge for the sustainable and equitable supply of resources, and current linear economic approaches prove inappropriate to foster more sustainable food and energy production and resource and waste management.

Water: the Core of Sustainable Development

Water: the Core of Sustainable Development

At the human level, water cannot be seen in isolation from sanitation. Together, they are vital for reducing the global burden of disease and improving the health, education and economic productivity of populations.

Water Footprint of Global Consumption Comes Up to About 9 Billion Cubic Meters Per Year

Water Footprint of Global Consumption Comes Up to About 9 Billion Cubic Meters Per Year

Many countries have significantly externalised their water footprint, importing water-intensive goods from elsewhere. This puts pressure on the water resources in the exporting regions, where too often mechanisms for wise water governance and conservation are lacking.

A Look at Global Water Withdrawals: Are We Water-stressed?

A Look at Global Water Withdrawals: Are We Water-stressed?

When countries withdraw more than 100 percent of their renewable freshwater resources, this means that they either deplete their renewable groundwater resources, or use fossil non-renewable groundwater or use non-conventional sources of water such as desalinated water or wastewater.

Why is Clean Water So Important?

Why is Clean Water So Important?

The WHO estimates that in 2015, the deaths of 361,000 children under 5-years-old could have been avoided by addressing water and sanitation risk factors.

Contaminated Water and Waterborne Diseases Statistics

Contaminated Water and Waterborne Diseases Statistics

Did you know that poor water sanitation and a lack of safe drinking water take a greater human toll than war, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction combined?