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UN-Water GLAAS 2017: Financing universal water, sanitation and hygiene under the Sustainable Development Goals

12.04.2017
- The Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS)

The GLAAS 2017 report presents an analysis of the most reliable and up-to-date data from 75 countries and 25 external support agencies on issues related to financing universal access to water and sanitation under the SDGs. Safe drinking-water and sanitation are crucial to human welfare, by supporting health and livelihoods and helping to create healthy environments. Drinking unsafe water impairs human health through illnesses such as diarrhea, and untreated sewage can contaminate drinking-water supplies and the environment, creating a heavy burden on communities.