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Drinking Water. Equity, safety and sustainability. JMP thematic report

Drinking Water. Equity, safety and sustainability. JMP thematic report
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP), World Health Organization (WHO). December 2011
  • This report illustrates in detail how people access drinking water and what changes have occurred since 1990. The report includes multiple disaggregation of water service levels and analyses of trends across countries and regions. It focuses on the three key challenges of equity, safety and sustainability. Disparities in terms of geography, wealth and gender are explored, which highlight the need to target water service delivery towards specific populations. Water safety concerns are highlighted and the scope of household water treatment is investigated. The challenges involved in sustaining water services and ensuring reliable supplies, in both rural an urban contexts, are also explored, including the unique threats posed by climate change.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Gender, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Pollution, Rural areas, Urban areas, Water services, Water supply
  • Main target audience: All audiences
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Awareness raising
  • Type of resource: Assessment report
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Published in 2015