Key statistics

from infection caused by lack of clean water and an unclean environment.

(WHO, 2015 & UNICEF 2019/20)

Diarrhoea caused by dirty water and poor toilets  every 2 minutes. 

(WHO, 2023, Burden of disease attributable to unsafe drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene)

Basic water services alone could save women per year.

(Mission-critical Report, WaterAid, 2021)

If everyone, everywhere has a decent toilet of their own by 2040, a net benefit of could be generated per year.

(Mission-critical report, WaterAid, 2021)

worldwide go to a school that has no water, or if it does, it’s dirty.

(WHO/UNICEF, 2022, Progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in schools)

Based on current rates, the world could face a in freshwater by 2030.

(Global Commission on the Economics of Water, 2023, Turning the Tide: A call to collective action)

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*All (WHO/UNICEF, 2023, Progress on household drinking water, sanitation and hygiene 2000-2022)