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80% of world’s wastewater goes untreated

Only 20 per cent of global wastewater is currently being treated, leaving low-income countries hardest hit by contaminated water supplies and disease. This is according to a United Nations (UN) report which encourages governments to see treated...
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Latest figures show high levels of air pollution

The latest available data on air pollution has prompted the World Health Organisation (WHO) to call for the implementation of effective air pollution mitigation policies, close monitoring of the situation in cities worldwide and greater awareness...
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Water and sanitation inequalities still prevalent

Too many people still lack a basic level of drinking water and sanitation, says Dr Maria Neira, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director for Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health. A new report released by WHO and UNICEF...
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Setting concrete targets for water and sanitation

Governments from 50 countries recently gathered in Washington for the Sanitation and Water for All High Level Meeting. They met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to...