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Access to Safe Water is Getting Better – and Worse

Water storage in PhilippinesThe National Geographic reports that nearly 2.6 billion people have gained access to clean drinking water in the last 25 years. But there are still a staggering 663 million people without water that is safe to drink. The map tells the story of those countries where access to safe water remains a critical component of everyday life.

Read more about the complexities of rural and urban gains in water access, and where there is still a need for great improvement.