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September 18, 2019

Clean water essential for sustainable development

The world is expected to face a 40 per cent shortfall in water supply by 2030 unless global organisations dramatically improve management of this precious resource.
Global water use is projected to increase by 55 per cent through 2050, with growing demands from manufacturing, thermal electricity generation and domestic use in cities around the world, especially in developing countries, according to surveys of the water management research department.
Water is essential for sustainable development in sectors from food and energy security to human and environmental health. It plays a vital role in strengthening the resilience of social, economic and environmental systems amid rapid and momentous changes in the world.
Furthermore, clean water is crucial for the health of new generations across the globe. While the world population is rapidly increasing, the planet’s water resources are limited and often shared between several countries. For example, many of the world’s rivers are shared by two or more states. Throughout history, conflicts have arisen over how water resources are to be shared.
Water treatment technologies are making advances. However, a lack of clean water and sanitation are still life-threatening problems for millions of people in the world, especially in dry zones and desert regions.
While a relatively small number of people have ready access to purified water for drinking and hygiene, large numbers at grassroots rely on tap water and lakes in many areas of Myanmar.
Clean, reliable water resources are crucial for human life. Likewise, a clean and hygienic water supply and treatment infrastructure is essential for the sustainable development of the country.

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