Sanitation and waste water use on World Water Week agenda

Stockholm – Lack of access to sanitation remains a major impediment to global development while claiming hundreds of lives daily, experts agreed Monday as the annual World Water Week opened Monday. Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander one of the dignataries at the meeting, that said despite progress to build latrines and improve sanitation around the world ‘there is still a long way to go’ and underlined the need to break taboos about sanitation. Asia and Latin America had experienced ‘remarkable progress’ in terms of better sanitation, he said in his opening remarks. Willem-Alexander noted improvements in Africa although ‘the increase cannot keep pace with population growth. More people means more waste. It’s that simple,’ he said in his opening remarks.

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