The UN’s 2015 World Water Development report, released by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said the planet will face a 40 per cent shortfall in water supply in 2030 unless the international community “dramatically” improves water supply management. diarrhea
The report indicates that the demand for water is slated to skyrocket 55 percent by 2050 while 20 percent of global groundwater is already over exploited.
The report urges the international community to devote an entire sustainable development goal to water itself – from issues of water governance and quality to wastewater management and the prevention of natural disasters.
Clean water is a matter of life and death. There are a host of disturbing water statistics. One of the most pressing preventable water related concerns involves tragic childhood mortality. Nearly 1,000 children die every day from diarrhoeal disease linked to unsafe drinking water, poor sanitation, or poor hygiene.
In an effort to raise greater awareness about the importance of improving water quality and access, UNICEF has launched a social media campaign with the hashtag #wateris.
To read the report UN’s 2015 World Water Development Report click here.
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