oa CSIR Science Scope - CSIR helps raise awareness about global humanitarian water crisis : news
|Article Title||CSIR helps raise awareness about global humanitarian water crisis : news|
|© Publisher:||Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)|
|Journal||CSIR Science Scope|
|Publication Date||Dec 2006|
Water is essential to all aspects of life, yet 99% of the water on earth is unsafe or unavailable to drink. Some 1,2 billion people globally lack safe water to consume and 2,5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation. Its estimated that 9 500 children die world-wide every day from water-related diseases and a lack of clean drinking water. Water is an economic issue as it is essential for poverty reduction, agriculture, food and energy production.
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