The Crisis

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The Global Water Crisis

The Role of Women & Children

Effects of Water Borne Diseases Around The World

  • Every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease. 1

  • Water-related diseases affect more than 1.5 billion people every year. 1

  • Water, sanitation and hygiene related disease kill nearly 1 million people each year. 1

  • Half of the world's hospital beds are filled with people suffering from water related diseases. 2

  • References

The Economic Importance of Clean Water

Resource Links

Look for more facts in the following resource links.

Water and Sanitation Resources

Water-related Health Problems

Drinking Water Supplies

Drinking Water Issues Internationally

Water Activities


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