Winning Allies to Secure Penang’s Water Supply


Having safe drinking water is a major concern in many parts of the world. Based on the latest statistics from the World Health Organization, there are currently an astounding 844 million people who lack basic access to drinking water, including 159 million people who depend on surface water. At least two billion currently use water sources that are contaminated with faeces, which can potentially transmit diseases such cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.1

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