Water: At What Cost? WaterAid release World Water Day Report

OTTAWA, March 21, 2016 /CNW/ - On March 22nd, WaterAid will mark World Water Day by releasing "Water: At what cost? The State of the World's Water".  The report examines the most difficult places in the world for people to get clean water and reveals how the world's poorest often pay far more of their income for water than those in the developed world.  WaterAid's analysis shows that in the developed world, a standard water bill is as little as 0.1% of the income of someone earning minimum wage. However, in a country like Madagascar, a person reliant on a tanker truck for their water supply would spend as much as 45% of their daily income on water to get the recommended daily minimum supply.

Worldwide, 650 million people do not have access to safe water and more than 2.3 billion do not have access to basic sanitation, with devastating results. 

 

SOURCE WaterAid Canada

For further information: To obtain an advance copy of the report please contact: Graham Milner - WaterAid Canada, Phone, 613 230 5182 x 226 or gmilner@wateraidcanada.com

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