Clean Water Is The World's Greatest Challenge

At any given time, half of the population in the developing world is suffering from access to safe drinking water.
September 12, 2004, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Pick a crisis — any crisis — the world is facing today: civil war, famine, AIDS, malaria, land mines. All pale in comparison with the problem we face regarding water... The problem is huge, but relatively cheap, low-tech solutions are available... We are not talking here about luxury service. Simply the bare minimums — drinking water that is free from parasites and bacterial agents, and in terms of sanitation, just basic cesspits, what we would call an external latrine and which most of us would hesitate to use."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Sunday, September 12, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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