Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Water as an an increasingly precious resource and sanitation as a matter of dignity

Half the population of the developing world still lives without basic sanitation and almost 900 million people lack safe and reliable water supplies. DFID’s new water policy has been adopted by the UK as response to these challenges. It sets out the steps to be followed if the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on water and sanitation are to be met. It describes how it aims to help countries manage their water resources better – in ways that boost economic growth, avoid conflict and face up to the demands of climate change. And in the International Year of Sanitation, it highlights the need for particular efforts in that area. For more on the report visit:

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