Resource Shortage: Clean Water

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University of Phoenix Science 256: People, Science, and the Environment Resource Shortage Paper 7Feb05 Resource 2. Awareness is growing that water is a renewable but scarce and precious resource, which must be carefully managed if future water crises are to be avoided. Water is vital to all life and central to all efforts to eliminate poverty. However, there are still over a billion people living without access to safe water supplies and sanitation is minimal for over …

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…deteriorated, due to pollution by waste and contaminants from cities, industry and agriculture. Ecosystems are being destroyed, sometimes permanently. Resources 6. Over one billion people lack safe water, and three billion lack sanitation; eighty per cent of infectious diseases are waterborne, killing millions of children each year." World Bank Institute WATER POLICY REFORM PROGRAM - Nov. 1999 Resources 7. References World Bank Institute: Water Policy Reform Program- Nov. 1999 World Health Organization, Fact Sheet No. 112 - Water and Sanitation.