Clean water and MDGs

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 1.6 billion people have gained access to clean water since 1990. However, 42% of the world’s population (2.6 billion people) still lack access to basic sanitation and 1.1 billion do not have access to clean water. This POSTnote reviews the challenges faced and the lessons learned from interventions aimed at improving access to clean water to date, examining issues such as the role of new technologies and the sustainability of new initiatives. For further information please contact Peter Acuch or Chandrika Nath.