Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. There is sufficient
fresh water on the planet to achieve this. But due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, every
year millions of people, most of them children, die from diseases associated with inadequate water
supply, sanitation and hygiene. By 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected
by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water.
Water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood
choices and educational opportunities for poor families across the world. Drought afflicts some of the
world’s poorest countries, worsening hunger and malnutrition
3. Facts about clean water
● Approximately 790 million human beings lack access to safe and clean water. More
people have died from diseases related to dirty water than from wars
● Every 90 seconds,a children is killed due to drinking dirty and unsafe water
● From 1990 to today,a lot of progress has been made, about 2 billion humans gained
access to safe water since then.
● Even though 70% of the planet is water,only 2.5% of it is fresh. Of that 2.5%, only 1%
of it is easily accesible. This means that out of all the water in our planet, only 0.007%
of it is available for us to feed the entire world.
Member states have agreed that human rights, equality and sustainability should
form the core of the development agenda and be recognized as critical for true
UN-Water’s overarching goal is “Securing Sustainable Water for All”. The water
goal and targets directly address the development aims of societies, promote
human dignity and ensure achievements are sustainable over the long term leading
to the following development outcomes, amongst others:
6. Possible Solutions
-Educate to change consumption and lifestyles
-Invent new water conservation technologies
-Appropriately price water
-Improve water catchment and harvesting
-Develop and enact better policies and regulations
-Holistically manage ecosystems
-Adress Pollution and control population growth.