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Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Access to safe drinking water
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
There are currently more than 1000 million people in the world that lacks access to an easily accessible and safe water source, such as a connection to water mains or a protected well. Instead, water access is limited or available through unprotected sources. The target, under the Millennium Development Goals, is to halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation.