Sustainability saving the world through water infographic

Published on October 3rd, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

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When Water Kills [Infographic]

Water’s the source of all life, and yet it also kills tens of millions of people each year. More specifically, water contamination leads to disease and death, especially of children, throughout the developing world. Yet the technology for cleaning water is generally affordable and available; people affected by water contamination just have to learn about the practices and tools they need to protect their communities.

The infographic below details some of the biggest threats created by “killer water,” as well as some of the methods available for ensuring a safe, clean drinking water supply for people around the world. ¬†And if you’re finding this image hard to read, just click on it (and then again on the image that comes up) for a much larger version. Then, share with us the tactics you know of to provide clean water to people without ready access to it.

waterstep clean water infographic

courtesy of WaterStep



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Jeff McIntire-Strasburg is the founder and editor of sustainablog. You can keep up with all of his writing at Facebook, and at



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