The Water Gap – State of the World's Water

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One in nine people around the world do not have access to clean water close to home, and 60% of the world's population lives in areas of water stress, where the water supply cannot or will not continue to meet demand.

With a review of UN Global Goal 6, to deliver safe water and sanitation to all by 2030, scheduled for summer 2018, it's clear nations are off-track on this commitment.

The Water Gap – The State of the World's Water 2018 reveals the countries where people are struggling most for clean water, highlights those countries that have made the most progress, and calls upon the world's governments to address the injustice of the water crisis.