(1) TOPIC GUIDES

Below you will find links to the topic of Access to Clean Water and Sanitation that will be discussed in the United Nations Environmental Programme:

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(2) COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS




(3) VIDEO GUIDES

Below you will find video guides to your topic:

Click here to access World Water Day Video from Charity: Water
Click here to access what life in NYC would be like without clean water access
Click here to watch how water changes everything
Click here to see the water situation in Kenya
Click here to watch what water collection really is

(4) LINKS TO NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGOS)

Clean Water Campaign
Charity: Water
Water Aid
The Water Project
Joint Monitoring Programme for Water


(5) General Information on Clean Water & Sanitation

The following sources are also optional resources for students to explore on their own time.

Statistics on worldwide water use From UN Water, here
Statistics on worldwide water sanitation, here
Statistics on worldwide water pollution, here
UN report on global water quality, here
What is UN Water?, here
If you want to learn about water access in Africa through the lens of the Peace Corps, click here
The UN declared access to clean water to be a right; this document is very technical but if you scroll down the page you can read brief summaries of different countries' positions on the right to clean water here

(7) COUNTRY RESEARCH

Afghanistan

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To read Afghanistan's BBC Profile, click here
To read about clean water in Afghanistan, click here
For further information about Afghanistan's clean water situation, click here
To see how Afghanistan compares to the rest of the world in terms of clean water, click here

Argentina

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To read Argentina's BBC Profile, click here

To read about clean water and health in Argentina, click here

To read about a clean water project in Argentina, click here

Australia

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To read Australia's BBC Profile, click here
To read about Australia's efforts to provide clean water to developing countries, click here
To read about droughts and flooding in Australia, click here
To read about Australia's water work in Indonesia, click here

Bangladesh

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To read Bangladesh's BBC Profile, click here
To see Bangladesh's difficulties in providing clean water to its citizens, click here
To read about UNICEF's efforts to improve water in Bangladesh, click here
To read about arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh's water supply, click here

Brazil

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To read Brazil's BBC Profile, click here
To read about efforts to improve Brazil's clean water, click here
To read about a World Bank loan granted to Brazil for water projects, click here

Cambodia

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To read Cambodia's BBC Profile, click here
For an overview of the clean water situation in Cambodia, click here
To read about UNICEF's water work in Cambodia, click here
To read about water projects in the capital city, click here

Central African Republic

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To read Central African Republic's BBC Profile, click here
To read an overview of the political situation in the CAR, click here
To read about the work of a charity trying to improve the water situation in the CAR, click here
To watch a video about what NGOs are doing to help CAR's water problems, click here

China

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To read China's BBC Profile, click here
To read about China's clean water situation, click here
To read about China's efforts to improve its water, click here
To read about a Chinese clean water environmentalist group, click here

Colombia

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To read Colombia's BBC Profile, click here
To read about water conservation efforts in Colombia, click here
To read about political efforts to improve water in Colombia, click here

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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To read the Democratic Republic of Congo's BBC Profile, click here

To read about the water situation in the DR Congo, click here

To read about Japanese foreign aid to the DR Congo to improve its water, click here

To read about British foreign aid to the DR Congo to improve its water, click here

Ethiopia


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To read Ethiopia's BBC Profile, click here

To watch what collecting water looks like in Ethiopia, click here

To read how Ethiopia is making vast improvements on their clean water issues, click here


France

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To read France's BBC Profile, click here
To read about France's international aid program, click here
To read about France's humanitarian policy, click here

Haiti

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To read Haiti's BBC Profile, click here
To read about critical water shortages in Haiti, click here
To read about the cholera epidemic in Haiti brought about by filthy water, click here
To read more about an international aid agency working in Haiti, click here

Honduras


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To read Honduras' BBC Profile, click here

To read about US clean water assistance to Honduras, click here

For more information about the water situation in Honduras, click here

India

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To read India's BBC Profile, click here
For an overview of the clean water situation in India, click here
To read about efforts to improve India's water, click here
To read about UNICEF's projects in India, click here
To watch how schools need are suffering from lack of water, click here

Indonesia

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To read Indonesia's BBC Profile, click here
To read about pollution in the River Citarum, click here
To read about US assistance in cleaning Indonesia's water, click here
To read about UNICEF's projects in Indonesia, click here

Iran

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To read Iran's BBC Profile, click here
For an overview of the water situation in Iran, click here
To read about past World Bank sponsored water programs in Iran, click here
For more information about water in Iran, click here

Israel

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To read Israel's BBC Profile, click here
To read about Israel's water situation, click here
To read about emerging Israeli water technology, click here

Japan

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To read Japan's BBC Profile, click here
To read about Japan's commitment to international water aid, click here
To read about radioactive leaks into Japan's water following the earthquake, click here

Madagascar

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To read Madagascar's BBC Profile, click here
To read how Madagascar's lack of clean water is affecting education click here
To read how UNICEF plans to work with Madagascar click here

Mali

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To read Mali's BBC Profile, click here
To read about UNICEF's projects in Mali, click here
To read about US water aid to Mali, click here

Mexico

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To read Mali's BBC Profile, click here
To read about UNICEF's projects in Mali, click here
To read about US water aid to Mali, click here

Peru

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To read Peru's BBC Profile, click here
To read about the water situation in Peru, click here
To read about the government's efforts to improve access to water, click here

Philippines

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To read The Philippines' BBC Profile, click here
To read about flooding in the Philippines, click here
To read about efforts to clean up one of the Philippines' dirtiest rivers, click here

Russian Federation

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To read the Russian Federation's BBC Profile, click here
To read about Russia's growing concern over its water supplies, click here
To read about Russia's attempts to improve its water quality, click here

Saudi Arabia

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To read Saudi Arabia's BBC Profile, click here
To read about Saudi Arabia's desalination programs, click here
To access the website of the Saudi Arabian Water Environment Association, click here

South Africa

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To read South Africa's BBC Profile, click here
To read about South Africa's attempts to improve its water quality, click here
For more information about South Africa's water programs, click here

United Arab Emirates

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To read the United Arab Emirates' BBC Profile, click here
To read how humanitarian efforts are helping the United Arab Emirates' flood victims, click here
To read how water supply is decreasing in the UAE , click here

United Kingdom

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To read the United Kingdom's BBC Profile, click here
To read about British international water aid, click here
To read about a water quality agency working in the UK, click here

United States

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To read the United States' BBC Profile, click here
To read about water quality in the US, click here
To read about US efforts to combat the global water crisis, click here
To read about US water aid, click here

Yemen

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To read Yemen's BBC Profile, click here
To read about Yemen's growing water crisis, click here
To read about dropping water levels in Yemen, click here
For further information about Yemen's water plight, click here