Woman collecting water during a drought in Africa.

One of several, ambitious, Millennium Development Goals adopted by the World Health Organization and UNICEF in 1990 was to reduce, by half, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation by 2015. This specific target was achieved in 2010, five years ahead of schedule as recently reported in “Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation 2012”. Specifically, since 1990 2...

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