Global Movement Needed To Reverse Water Crisis
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.