Brisbane tunes in to challenge of WASH for everyone, everywhere
"The Luxury of Clean Water"
Interview: Bronwyn Powell (International WaterCentre), Barbara Evans (University of Leeds) on "Mornings" with Steve Austin.
Courtesy of 612 ABC Radio Brisbane.
Clean water and access to a toilet are something that we often take for granted, but to millions of people, they are a luxury. There is a global crisis in sanitation and water: almost two-fifths of the world’s population (2.5 billion people) do not have access to improved sanitation; and roughly one in eight people (768 million people) do not have access to safe water.
The WASH 2014 Conference delved into the complex challenges of providing water, sanitation and hygiene services globally. Over 340 international delegates from 38 countries gathered in Brisbane to share experiences and discuss how practitioners might work to reduce morbidity and mortality globally from water, sanitation and hygiene related diseases.