​ADDITIONAL FACTS FROM THE UNITED NATIONS

  • 3 in 10 people lack access to safely managed drinking water services and 6 in 10 people lack access to safely managed sanitation facilities.

  • At least 892 million people continue to practice open defecation.

  • Women and girls are responsible for water collection in 80 per cent of households without access to water on premises.

  • Between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of the global population using an improved drinking water source has increased from 76 per cent to 90 per cent

  • Water scarcity affects more than 40 per cent of the global population and is projected to rise. Over 1.7 billion people are currently living in river basins where water use exceeds recharge.

  • 4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation services, such as toilets or latrines

  • More than 80 per cent of wastewater resulting from human activities is discharged into rivers or sea without any pollution removal

DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH

WEBSITES

  1. Does the website end in .edu, .gov or .org?

  2. Does the site or database article contain a bibliography of sources? 

  3. Is the content provided for public service or educational use? 

  4. Can you verify the author's credentials? 

  5. Is there a date associated with the site or information on the site?  

 

BOOKS

  1. Does the book contain a bibliography of sources? 

  2. Is the content for public service or educational use? 

  3. Can you verify the author's credentials? 

  4. ​What is the copyright date? 

  5. ​Will this book give you useful information for your service project?

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