The Water Gap – State of the World's Water

Malika, pours water into a bucket in Tillabéri, Niger,
Image: WaterAid/Aisha Augie-Kuta

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

In The Water Gap – The State of the World's Water 2018 we reveal the countries where people are struggling most for clean water, highlight countries that have made the most progress, and call on governments to address the injustice of the water crisis.