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Pipe dreams

Why governments’ failure to tackle the global water crisis is threatening goals to halve poverty

2006 Available in English

Water pipe in DRC. Photo: Tom Heath/Tearfund

Water pipe in DRC. Photo: Tom Heath/Tearfund

In 2002, governments at the World Summit on Sustainable Development recommitted to have plans for managing water resources in place by 2005. But only 12 per cent of countries met this target.

This document shares recommendations for the EU, other donors, and the UK government to ensure that water and sanitation gets its fair share of the $48 billion in extra aid that rich country governments committed to giving in 2005.

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