Access Problem for 2.2 Billion People: Inability to Access Clean Water

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 2.2 billion people around the world do not have access to clean water. This global access problem affects the lives of millions of children and adults. The sources of this access problem are as follows: Infrastructure Deficiency: In many regions of the world, infrastructure such as water treatment plants and distribution systems necessary for access to clean water sources are not provided.

Industrial Pollution: Industries that leave chemical waste and other pollutants in nature cause water sources to become polluted, making it impossible to access clean water in areas where infrastructure is not provided.

Unconscious Pesticide Use: Practices such as excessive use of insecticides and fertilizers pollute surrounding water sources.

Climate Crisis: Changes in rainfall patterns can cause drought, and the effects of climate change can lead to negative consequences such as water scarcity and water pollution.

What we can do to solve the problem of access to clean water:

  • Protection of Clean Water Sources: Measures such as regular cleaning of water sources, reduction of pollution, careful disposal of toilet waste, and turning off unused taps can be taken to reduce pollution and conserve water.
  • Opening Water Wells: In some areas, water wells may need to be opened due to their distance from clean water sources. Investments can be made to open and maintain water wells in these areas.
  • Popularization of Hygiene Practices: The problem of access to clean water brings many health problems due to hygiene deficiencies. Popularizing hygiene practices and educating children, in particular, on hygiene is important.
  • Recycling: Recycling contributes to the protection of water sources. For example, separating and recycling waste can help reduce pollution in water sources and thus provide access to cleaner water sources.

We cannot ignore it now. We can solve the problem of access to clean water together and save millions of lives with the measures we will take.

On World Water Day #TakeActionDoNotIgnore

Access Problem for 2.2 Billion People: Inability to Access Clean Water