Thursday, March 25, 2010

Water, Water Everywhere AND there IS a drop to drink...

Getting access to water and cleaner water is improving but still has a long way to go...Lets acknowledge progress when it occurs...

From The Economist:
Wishing well


More people are getting improved access to drinking water
Mar 22nd 2010
From The Economist online

THE glass is more than half full: according to the World Health Organisation, some 5.9 billion people, or 87% of the world’s population, enjoyed access to drinking water from an “improved” source in 2008. In other words, those people had water piped to a dwelling, or got it from a public tap or a protected well. Back in 1990 only 77% of the world's population enjoyed such a luxury. Yet in some parts of the world, notably in Africa, great improvements in water supply are still needed. Some 884m people are still not using an improved water source, more than a third of them in sub-Saharan Africa. Eastern Asia has seen the greatest recent progress: 89% of the population in that region now have access to an improved water source, up from just 69% in 1990.
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