Monday, May 16, 2011

What is the Water Crisis?

The water crisis is a general term referring to the lack of availability of clean water as well as access to improved sanitation. Contrary to popular belief, this isn’t a problem that is localized to one region or even one continent of the world. The water crisis is a world-wide issue, affecting billions of human beings in many different areas of the country. It is estimated that almost 900 million people lack availability of clean drinking water, and nearly 2.5 billion individuals lack access to improved sanitation. While there are many research projects that have addressed potential ways to help alleviate water pollution, more work needs to be done and awareness has to be raised. This blog is intended to both raise awareness of the many issues associated with the water crisis as well as providing updates on our work here at Pure Water Access Project. Please continue to check back frequently, as well as following us on twitter at @ThePWAP.

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