Access to Water

Water insecurity: not having access to sufficient, safe water.

  • There are 2.3 billion people without access to clean water, many live in 20 or so developing countries classified as ‘water scarce’.
  • Problems of water insecurity are related to:
  • Availability – having a water supply and distribution network.
  • Access – freedom to use or income to buy water in a particular location.
  • Usage – entitlement to and understanding of water use and health issues.