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Drinking Water

Author:
World Health Organization
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World Health Organization
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Publication Year:
2019
April 22, 2020
  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

This is some general information about water security according to the World Health Organization. 

Safe and readily available water is important for public health, whether it is used for drinking, domestic use, food production or recreational purposes. Improved water supply and sanitation, and better management of water resources, can boost countries’ economic growth and can contribute greatly to poverty reduction.

In 2010, the UN General Assembly explicitly recognized the human right to water and sanitation. Everyone has the right to sufficient, continuous, safe, acceptable, physically accessible, and affordable water for personal and domestic use.

Contributed by: Rumaisah Kamran Wajid

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