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Access to Fresh Water

Geography Assessment
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Andy Pham

on 19 September 2012

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by Andy Pham Access to Fresh Water There are about 1 billion people in the world that don't have access to fresh water. Clean and accessible water is necessary for everyone.
Water is needed for washing, drinking, cooking, growing crops and for livestock. Here is a map of how many people can access fresh water around the world. Lack of access to fresh water can be caused by:
droughts
no rain
or no nearby rivers or streams. An organisation that help with this inequality is Practical Action. Other than water, Practical Action also helps with:
urban poverty
reconstruction
waste management
transport
food and agriculture
markets
new technology Practical Action is headquartered in the United Kingdom. Practical Action has made a better place for poor people in developing countries. At first, Practical Action was known as the Intermediate Technology Development Group . It was created by Fritz Schumacher, George McRobie, Alfred Latham-Koenig and Professor Mansur Hoda in 1966. The group changed their name to Practical Action in 2005. Practical Action is funded by individuals, trusts, NGO's and governments. http://practicalaction.org/home
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Practical_Action
http://www.google.com.au/imghp?hl=en&tab=ii
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