Web site addresses global drinking water crisis
Article first published online: 3 DEC 2007
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 88, Issue 39, page 383, 25 September 2007
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A new Web resource provides the public with peer-reviewed scientific and technical information about the need for safe drinking water and strategies to enhance the safety and availability of water supplies around the world. Developed by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the Global Health and Education Foundation, the “Safe Drinking Water is Essential” Web site (http://www.drinking-water.org) presents data and case studies written for a lay audience and aims to provide international decision-makers with tools to solve local water quality problems.
More than 1 billion people worldwide do not have access to safe drinking water. However, “many of the approaches and technologies needed to improve drinking water quality already exist,” said Ralph J. Cicerone, NAS president.