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Here are some sites to help you learn everything you need to know about water issues around the world, the effects of unclean water and lack of sanitation on people and the environment, and what is being done to address these problems.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

The CDC’s site emphasizes WASH (water, sanitation, & hygiene) and covers global issues as well as practical advice and reports for travelers as well as information on water in the developed world.



United Nations (UN) Water

An incredible, user-friendly site, packed with news, special reports and success stories, available in many languages. Be sure to click on links to World Water Day to read in-depth about yearly water-related themes. This visual nature of the site and video library makes this great for students and youth.


World Health Organization (WHO) Water-Sanitation

Global site with a mix of fact sheets and detailed reports on all water-related issues, available in all official UN languages.



Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO)

This link takes you to the index of health and sanitation issues—including Wastewater and Excreta–as reported by PAHO , which is part of WHO. The site is specific to the Americas, and statistics and reports are available by country. In English and Spanish.