WaterAid Video News Release
The Water Gap – World Water Day 2018

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00:03
Local people queue for water in Burkina Faso

00:14
A man pumps water while kids play in Rakhi Mandi slum, Kanpur, India.

00:19
Women scoop water from the sand, Niassa Province, Mozambique

01:05
Local people collect water from the river, Bugesera Disctrict, Rwanda

01:13
Women fetch water from an unprotected spring, Eastern Province Sierra Leone

01:35
Families collecting water, Tharparkar, Pakistan


02:38
Clean water shots – Mozambique and

02:43
Sierra Leone

02:55
Interview clip Jo nathan Farr, Water Security Expert, WaterAid
‘60% of the world is already living under water stress. And this is only going to get worse in decades to come due to the impact of climate change, because of lifestyle changes such as urbanisation, and because of industrial pollution. ‘

03:08
‘On World Water Day, WaterAid is talking about how to prioritise this most precious resource. We’ve already seen earlier this year, cape Town become perilously close to running out of water – and this should be a wake-up call to us all. 844 million people already lack basic access to water – and this is something that must change.’

03:27
‘This summer the global community will come together to review the Sustainable Development Goal for water. This is an opportunity to look at what successes we’ve had so far, but also to build a road map for extending service to water to everyone everywhere by 2030.’
03:44
‘Real progress is possible. In just fifteen year, India extended water supplies to 300 million people – that’s more than the population of the United States. So, if water is a priority, if it receives the investment it needs targeted at the right areas, then we can make a huge difference.’

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