Fact of the day: Water is our most vital resource, yet access is not a given

Fact of the day: Water is our most vital resource, yet access is not a given

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This is the fifth in a series of 15 facts over 15 days that we will be sharing with you to get you up to speed on what’s at stake in 2015.

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While the world has met the MDG for halving the proportion of people who lack access to clean water, 768 million people around the world still do not have access — 40% of them live in sub-Saharan Africa. The 2015 Sustainable Development Goals need to highlight water availability, quality, and water-use efficiency to quench our growing thirst and guarantee a healthy planet.

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