Future of the Environment

Everything you need to know about water

A water tap is seen in an old district in Shanghai March 20, 2008. Well aware of its shoddy environmental image, China has declared cleaner water as one of its major policy goals and it has thrown open the doors to foreign firms eager to grab a piece of the fast-growing $14.2 billion market. Picture taken March 20, 2008.   To match feature CHINA-WATER/  REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA)

In developing countries, 20 litres of water is enough to meet basic drinking, cooking and hand washing needs. Image: REUTERS/Aly Song

Johnny Wood
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129 million people still depend on surface water
Global access to safe drinking water Image: WHO / Unicef
The cost and proportion of income to buy 50 liters of water
Image: Statista via WaterAid report
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