International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

GPA Outreach, August 22, 2006

Some four children die every minute in developing countries from diseases caused by unsafe water and inadequate sanitation. On average, 250 million cases of gastroenteritis occur worldwide every year from bathing in contaminated water, and 50,000-100,000 people die from infectious hepatitis. The global burden of human disease caused by sewage pollution of coastal waters has been estimated at 4 million lost person-years annually.

2722: Fostering a Global Dialogue on Oceans, Coasts, and SIDS, and on Freshwater-Coastal-Marine Interlinkages

11 Mar 2010


GPA Outreach, August 22, 2006.pdf