Wednesday, March 07, 2012

UN: Over 2 Billion People Gained Access to Safe Drinking Water

UN officials reported Tuesday that more than 2 billion people have gained access to better drinking water sources, such as piped supplies and protected wells, between 1990 and 2010. The figure means the world has met the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goal to halve the proportion of people with no safe drinking water well ahead of a 2015 deadline.