Water is essential for life. No living being on planet Earth can survive without it. It is a prerequisite for human health and well-being as well as for the preservation of the environment. However, four of every ten people in the world do not have access to even a simple pit latrine; and nearly two in ten have no source of safe drinking water. Every year millions of people, most of them children, die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation, and hygiene
What are the effects on economies and societies as the might Mekong flows through six countries to the South China Sea? What effect does climate have to play for the communities that rely on the Mekong for their livelihood? What are the issues surrounding water management and water cooperation?
Across the world, one in ten people live without access to clean water. This affects their lives in many ways including their ability to prosper, access to education, health, and their ability to have time
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The United Nations has developed a range of resources for teachers and students to explore and learn about the Millenium Development goals - this section of the website also provides information on Water and Sanitation around the world.
Get Connected, World Vision's magazine for upper Primary and lower Secondary students offers a wealth of information on water in the world through quizzes, maps, articles and graphs. Hot off the press, you can obtain your own free copy by going to this page.