World Water Day: UN Stresses Water and Energy Issues; Tokyo Leads Public Celebrations Around the World

World Water Day: UN Stresses Water and Energy Issues; Tokyo Leads Public Celebrations Around the World

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21 March 2014

The deep-rooted relationship between water and energy was highlighted during celebrations in Tokyo marking the United Nations’ annual World Water Day.

The UN predicts that by 2030, the global population will need 35% more food, 40% more water and 50% more energy. Already today 768 million people lack access to improved water sources, 2.5 billion people have no improved sanitation and 1.3 billion people cannot access electricity.

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