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The policy brief shows that water should be seen as an investment, not a cost.

TitleInvesting in the future : water 's role in achieving the Millennium Development Goals
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsUN Millennium Development Project -New York, NY, USA. Task Force on Water and Sanitation, Swedish Water House- Stockholm, SE, SWH
Secondary TitleSwedish Water House policy briefs
Volumeno. 1
Pagination15 p. : photogr.
Date Published2004-01-01
PublisherSwedish Water House (SWH)
Place PublishedStockholm, Sweden
Keywordsdiseases, gender, health impact, millennium development goals, policies, poverty, safe water supply, sanitation, sdipol

The policy brief shows that water should be seen as an investment, not a cost. It shows how hunger, environmental problems and diseases would be directly combated and significantly scaled back if fought with water access as a primary goal; that child and maternal mortality rates would drop; and that other important issues, including education and gender equality, would indirectly benefi t from achievement of the safe drinking water and basic sanitation targets identified within the MDGs. [abstract taken from SIWI web site]

Original PublicationAchieving the millennium development goals for water and sanitation : what will it take? : interim full report


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