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Clean Water through Better Sanitation Improves Health and Saves Lives

Improving domestic water quality and sanitation services has made life easier and safer for thousands of Asian households, as well as reducing chronic and water-borne diseases. Much more needs to be done with the strong support of the private sector and leading charities and foundations interested in this sector.

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Mangalore shows the way on wastewater management in India-- Indian cities, which contribute more than 60% of the country’s GDP, face a major challenge in managing their wastewater in a scientific manner. A recent ADB report calculated a $48 per capita income loss annually due to inadequate sanitation.

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  • Making Sanitation Everybody's Business: Highlights of the ADB-DMC Sanitation Dialogue 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2009-06-30)
    What does sanitation mean to us at the Asian Development Bank (ADB)? For one, sustainable provision of latrines is just the first in the long list of deliverables. We believe that it is important to secure sustainable environments for residential, ...
  • Results of the Process and Impact Evaluation for Selected Government Water Supply and Sanitation Programs 

    Porciuncula, Alma D.; Erfe, Doreen Carla E.; Navarro, Adoracion M. (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2016-05-15)
    Past and present administrations have implemented water supply and sanitation (WSS) programs to increase the number of households with access to safe drinking water and sanitary toilet facilities. This study examines the President’s Priority Program ...