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Ugandans Return Home to a Demolished Water Infrastructure

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More than 20 years of conflict in northern Uganda have led to an abandoned and destroyed water infrastructure, as most citizens lack access to sanitary drinking water.

Indian Cities Face Sanitation Challenge

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A recent survey on sanitation in India’s cities reveals the need for dramatic changes.

Standing in a Really Long Line: Toilet Queue Serves Indian Village Effort to Promote Sanitation Awareness

The Janadesar village in the arid Marwar Region of India teamed up with the Jal Bahagirathi Foundation on World Toilet Day

Drinking Water Access on Target for Millennium Development Goals, while Sanitation Falls Short, Report Says

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World Health Organization and UNICEF has found that the world is on track to surpass the Millennium Development Goal for drinking water access, but will fall short by one billion people for sanitation if current trends continue.

Peter Gleick: World Water Day 2010 — A trip through one of the worst slums in the world

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Like urban slums throughout the developing world, there is almost a complete lack of piped safe water and no formal sanitation. Raw sewage and garbage flow through the streets and drainage ditches.

David Kuria: Sanitation and Toilet Entrepreneur

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In the sub-Saharan region, 80% of recorded illnesses are water-born diseases, and more than two-thirds of these people don’t have access to basic sanitation. While access to safe drinking water is gaining importance in the political arena, it’s still hard to talk about restrooms and toilets, but today I’m speaking with a man who really does know toilets.

A Reader's Insight: Tapping Into Young Americans to Stop the Water Crisis

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Over the past two decades, the global economy has witnessed extraordinary, previously unimaginable technological advances and scientific feats. Money and complicated business propositions change hands virtually. Meanwhile medical science defies death and disease on a daily basis, as the worldwide web enables instant communication across oceans. Despite these tremendous advancements in life and technology, the greatest issue we face is our depleting water supply.