Is safe water, sanitation, and hygiene a pipe dream?

Is safe water, sanitation, and hygiene a pipe dream?

Taing, L.(2022). Is safe water, sanitation, and hygiene a pipe dream? One Earth, Science Direct, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 126-128. doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2022.01.004
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Abstract
The adage “water is life” underscores how water is fundamental to human health. Unfortunately, 1.6 million people die annually as a result of unsafe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). We urgently need to develop and enhance safeguards that prevent WASH-related mortalities by accelerating actions that protect public health and water resources.