Meeting the MDG drinking-water and sanitation target: the urban and rural challenge of the decade’, a new report from the World Health Organisation
Within the framework of the International Decade for Action, Water for Life, 2005–2015, this World Health Organisation (WHO) report looks at the challenge of meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target for drinking water and sanitation.
Achieving the MDG drinking water and sanitation target poses two major challenges: a rapid pace of urbanization, which requires a major effort even to keep up the current coverage levels; a huge backlog of rural people unserved with basic sanitation and safe drinking water, which calls for an intensive mobilization of resources to reduce the vast coverage gap between urban and rural populations.
:: Press release
:: Full report [PDF format – 1,19 MB]