Drinking water has become increasingly popular as a subject of speculative discussion as well as in science. Here is a list of hard facts.
Children need clean drinking water and access to sanitation. Water is the essence of life, it is a basic right.
* Water and sanitation are essential for health, welfare and the power of individuals, families and the community as a whole.
* Every day almost 10,000 children under the age of 5 years die from the the results of diseases they have contracted by drinking impure water.
Nearly one billion people in developing countries lack access to clean drinking water
* More than three million people die annually due to lack of clean water.
* More than half of the hospital beds in Sub-Saharan Africa are occupied by patients with hygiene and water-related diseases.