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2013 - Water for Food factsheet

70% of the global water withdrawals go to agriculture. The world population is expected to rise from 7 billion people today to 9 billion in 2050, leading to a 60%...

2013 - Water and Disasters factsheet

During the period 2000 to 2006, a total of 2,163 water-related disasters were reported globally in the Emergency Disasters Database, killing more than 290,000 people, affecting more than 1.5 billion,...

2013 - Water Scarcity factsheet

By 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world population could live under water stress conditions.

2013 - Water and Gender factsheet

Water scarcity has detrimental impacts on women and girls. Indeed, water is central to the full range of domestic 'unpaid' activities, which many cultures still view traditionally as "women domain":...

2013 - Water and Biodiversity factsheet

To coincide with the 2013 International Year of Water Cooperation, the International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May this year address "Water and Biodiversity". This fact sheet looks both...

2013 - Water and Climate Change factsheet

There is evidence that the global climate is changing, and water is the primary medium through which climate change impacts the earth's ecosystem and people.

2013 - Sanitation factsheet

Today 2.5 billion people, including almost one billion children, live without even basic sanitation. Every 20 seconds, a child dies as a result of poor sanitation. That's 1.5 million preventable...

2013 - Water and Urbanization factsheet

Today, one in two people on the planet live in a city. The world's cities are growing at an exceptional rate and urbanisation is a continuum. 93% of the urbanization...

2013 - Water Quality factsheet

Every day, 2 million tons of human wastes are disposed of in watercourses, and in developing countries 70 % of industrial wastes are dumped untreated into waters where they pollute...

2012 - UN-Water Partner Criteria

UN-Water's Governance