Climate change is happening now. Never before have we witnessed so many extreme weather events this frequently – severe droughts, powerful storms, devastating floods and cyclones. All that disrupts and destroys lives, whilst reshaping our environment and our future.
1 in 10 people globally do not even have a basic water pump or covered well close to home, which is making it much harder to cope with the growing impacts of climate change.
Our analysis of global water access examines how climate change is making it harder for people in the world’s poorest countries to rely on being able to drink clean water every day. The report also highlights the currently inadequate amounts of climate finance spent in these countries to help them cope with the impacts of climate change.
WaterAid is calling for urgent action from governments around the world and the international community to include safe water and sanitation in their plans for dealing with the impact of climate change.