Safe water

Water is life. But hundreds of millions of people around the world have to drink from sources not protected from contamination.

The greatest disruption to the planet in the wake of warming will be to its water cycle. Worse and longer droughts will happen as well as sudden, heavier and more destructive rainfall and flooding. At the same time, there are struggles over the ownership and control of the systems needed to make safe drinking water available to people, as well as who, and what, takes priority in gaining access to stressed water supplies. But around the world people are coming together to guarantee and improve access and rights to water.

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