Global Movement Needed To Reverse Water Crisis

Gary White, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Water.org, explains his organisation’s microfinance programme to attendees at the World Water Summit in Seoul on Friday, 27 May. Photo Credit: Tom Coyner, Seoul Rotary, Onsite Studios
Gary White, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Water.org, explains his organisation’s microfinance programme to attendees at the World Water Summit in Seoul on Friday, 27 May.
Photo Credit: Tom Coyner, Seoul Rotary, Onsite Studios

This year’s World Water Summit on 27 May in Seoul highlighted the progress being made:

  • Over the last 25 years, more than 2.5 billion people gained access to improved drinking water, and 2 billion who didn’t have adequate sanitation now do.
  • Child deaths from water-related diseases dropped from 1.5 million to just over 600,000.
  • The UN Millennium Development Goals’ target for clean drinking water was met five years ahead of schedule.

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RI Director Bharat Pandya is Treasurer for Rotary International for 2020-21, when Holgar Knaack will be RI President, JohritaSolari will be the Vice President and Stephanie Urchick, the Executive Committee Chair.