Oct 30, 2017

Safe Drinking Water and the Global Development Agenda

This technical brief defines safe drinking water and describes why it is necessary. It discusses some of the most important global goals, declarations, and approaches that have influenced the global agenda for safe drinking water (for example, Millennium Development Goals, water safety planning, the human right to water, and the Sustainable Development Goals). It also briefly describes how household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) can contribute to the global agenda for safe drinking water.

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CAWST is a Canadian charity and licensed engineering firm. We address the global need for safe drinking water and sanitation by building local knowledge and skills on household solutions people can implement themselves.

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Development of this website and creation of collections of emergency themed tools on Water Treatment, Water Quality Testing, Behavior Change and Sanitation funded by Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance - USAID.

This project is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of CAWST (Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology) and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

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