Water At What Cost: The State of the Worlds Water 2016

India, Water
Water At What Cost
Image: Poulomi Basu

A snapshot of access to water around the world in 2016, using stories from some of the worst-affected countries to illustrate issues faced. The biggest story is that more than 650 million of the world’s poorest people are living without access to an improved source of drinking water. The price paid by these communities in wasted income, ill-health, and lost productivity is extremely high, and has a devastating impact from the family to the national level.