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United Nations 2023 Water Conference improving water management drinking water sanitation water crisis SDG6 Tigray Ethiopia climate change food security Alan Nicol
21 March 23
The world’s population has doubled to eight billion since the last UN Water Conference in 1977; consequently, the demand for water has soared. Access to clean water and sanitation remains a significant challenge in many parts of the world, particularly in low-income countries and marginalised communities. Over 2.2 billion people lack access to safe drinking water and 4.2 billion lack access to basic sanitation facilities and hygiene.