Turn the tide: The state of the world’s water 2021

World water day 2021
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The impact of climate change on people’s water supplies is threatening to put progress on bringing clean water to all back decades unless urgent action is taken to help the world’s poorest communities adjust to changing weather patterns. 
WaterAid’s latest report: “Turn the tide: The state of the world’s water 2021” shows how people are losing access to clean water as longer droughts dry up springs, seawater infiltrates groundwater supplies, and landslides take out water pumps. The report highlights that investing in water systems that provide a reliable supply whatever the weather, is a frontline defence against the impact of climate change.