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How Access to Clean Water Prevents Conflict

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Faeth, Paul; Weinthal, Erika
Journal: Solutions
Volume: 3
Page(s): 70-71
Date: 2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/8366
Sector: Water Resource & Irrigation
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Subject(s): water management
conflict
Abstract: "The number of people with improved access to safe drinking water is growing. According to UNICEF, since 1990, an additional 1.8 billion people are using an improved source of drinking water. Yet many people are living with water scarcity, particularly in Africa. The solutions highlighted here are just a few of the possible responses. Safe drinking water and sanitation in schools may serve as a way to keep girls in school, increasing their economic opportunities, and eventually, the health of their own children. Innovative ways to finance water entrepreneurs could open up an avenue for new investments and improve sustainability."

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