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IWA urges action, investments to stem sanitation crisis

VIENNA, Austria, Sept. 11, 2008 — Meeting in Vienna, IWA members noted that it was unacceptable that 2.6 billion people do not have access to improved sanitation, that the professional community has the skills and know how to solve the problem today, and called for leaders to give this issue the priority is deserves. In a further effort to influence practice, IWA issued a reference paper based on the work of its Sanitation 21 Task Force, outlining the scale and nature of the crisis and recommending several steps that should be taken in order to achieve the internationally agreed upon Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  (…)

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