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30 Jun 2000 description

‘Vulnerable Water’
Jose Hueb, WHO
Water, Sanitation and Health
Department of Protection of the Human Environment

Approximately 1.1 billion people globally do not have access to adequate supplies of clean drinking water and about 2.5 billion people have no access to adequate sanitation facilities. More than 2 billion people, most of them children, die annually from diarrhoeal diseases which are closely related to lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation.