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Cambridge Global Challenges


"Huge progress has been made over the last 30 years towards the universal provision of safe water supply and sanitation services and hygiene behaviour change in the face of inexorable growth in low income urban populations. However, the world fell short of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) targets by some distance: in this regard we failed low-income people in many places, and norms persist in the sector which must be challenged. So what is required to achieve change at scale?"

Bill Peacock reviews the opportunities and challenges of achieving safe and secure water supply, sanitation and hygiene for low-income urban populations globally.


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Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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