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Investing in the Future: Water’s Role in Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Swedish Water House
Date: 2004
Agency: Swedish Water House/The Millennium Project, Sweden
Series: Swedish Water House Policy Briefs, no. 1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/5152
Sector: Water Resource & Irrigation
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Subject(s): development
water management
access
poverty alleviation
women
sanitation
Abstract: From page 3: "This brief will show how: • poverty, hunger, environmental problems and diseases would be directly combated and significantly scaled back if fought with water access as a primary goal; • child and maternal mortality rates would drop; and • other important issues, including education and gender equality, would indirectly benefit from achievement of the safe drinking water and basic sanitation targets identified within the MDGs."

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