The Organization of American States (OAS) denounced this week that some 37 million people in the region lacked drinking water and cited climate change as a possible cause.Add your comment!
Urgent action is needed globally and locally to achieve safe and sustainably managed water, sanitation and hygiene for all in order to prevent devastating impacts on the health of millions of people.
In a long list of countries where it is not safe to drink water, figure all South American countries and Mercosur members with the exception of Chile.
Uruguayan authorities are reviewing their options to tackle the presence of arsenic in faucet water in various towns nationwide, it was reported this week.
A Paraguayan indigenous community in the Chaco region has turned to Spain for help with the supply of drinking water and other basic resources following a lack of attention from local authorities, it was reported.
The Nicaraguan parliament, controlled by the party of leftist President Daniel Ortega, on Thursday, approved a reform that will open the door to the privatization of drinking water services in the Central American nation.
Widespread complaints over foul-smelling drinking water in Rio de Janeiro have triggered a run on supermarket bottled water, though the public utility denied any health risk on Wednesday.
Microplastics contained in drinking water pose a “low” risk to human health at current levels, but more research is needed to reassure consumers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
Billions of people around the world are continuing to suffer from poor access to water, sanitation and hygiene, according to a new report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization. Some 2.2 billion people around the world do not have safely managed* drinking water services, 4.2 billion people do not have safely managed sanitation services, and 3 billion lack basic** hand-washing facilities.
Countries are not increasing spending fast enough to meet the water and sanitation targets under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), says a new report published by the World Health Organization (WHO) on behalf of UN-Water – the United Nations inter-agency coordination mechanism for all freshwater-related issues, including sanitation.