WATER AND SANITATION ARE
BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS.
In 2010, the United Nations declared its recognition of "the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life." While signficant progress has been made, around the world more than
663 MILLION PEOPLE
are without access to clean, safe drinking water
2.4 BILLION PEOPLE
are without access to improved sanitation facilities
Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia continue to be disproportionately burdened with this lack of capacity. Lack of clean water and adequate sanitation is responsible for high rates of water-borne disease, for nearly 1 000 children die each day from preventable water and sanitation related diseases.