Access to clean drinking water and water for all is an important part of the world we want to live in. There is enough fresh water on the earth for us to realize this dream. But due to economic downturns or outdated infrastructure, millions of people-most of them children-die every year from diseases related to inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.
Lack of water resources, poor water quality, and inadequate sanitation facilities also have a negative impact on food security, livelihood choices, and educational opportunities for poor families around the world. Drought plagues some of the poorest countries in the world, worsening hunger and malnutrition. By 2050, at least a quarter of people may live in countries affected by periodic or repeated lack of fresh water.
Status of clean drinking water and sanitation facilities:
● Since 1990, about 1.7 billion people have access to safe drinking water. However, 884 million people around the world still do not have access to safe drinking water
● Approximately 2.6 billion people do not have access to basic sanitation services, such as sitting or squatting on the toilet
● Every day, an average of 5,000 children die from preventable water and sanitation-related diseases
● Hydropower is the most important and widely used renewable energy, accounting for 19% of global electricity production
● Approximately 70% of all available water is used for irrigation
● The death toll caused by the flood accounted for 15% of the total death toll related to natural disasters
Ensure that all people enjoy water and environmental sanitation, and achieve sustainable management of water and environmental sanitation.