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Water Well, by Eden Chung

Research abstract:
Globally, one in three people do not have access to safe drinking water, with 2.2 billion people not having safely-managed drinking water services. This situation is widespread; problems finding safe drinking water exist on every continent, in rich and in poor countries.

This resource offers ways that a community or household could self-implement access to clean drinking water, without needing to wait for big water infrastructure projects to be provided by governments or institutions. We offer an overview of the current drinking water situation worldwide, why our bodies need water, what makes water unclean, ways of treating water to be drinkable, and some new technologies.

There are concrete actions aimed at the communities and households who need clean drinking water, but also actions everyone can take to contribute to water scarcity. The small gestures of many individuals and communities can make big collective impacts.

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