The World Health Organization has called for better water supplies and sanitation across the world, but many believe that a new technology will come in handy to ensure our health.
The UN’s International Water Quality Assessment and Monitoring Agency (IWQAM) released its first report today, which highlights the challenges facing water quality in many parts of the world.
It says many countries have poor water supplies, with only about 10% of the population having access to safe drinking water.
The report also finds that most countries lack the infrastructure to provide safe drinking supplies.
Many experts have warned that water shortages could be catastrophic for many parts, particularly in developing countries where many of the most vulnerable people live.
Rates of diarrhoea, vomiting and waterborne illness have been rising in some parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America, with an estimated 40% of people suffering from these conditions.
A major concern is the rise in water pollution, which has been linked to a lack of water supply and sanitation.
The report recommends the WHO create a water supply monitoring and assessment project to monitor water quality around the world and the implications of that for water resources.
According to the report, the development of this system could help to bring water to millions of people and improve water supplies across the developing world.
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