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water poverty

Syllabification: wa·ter pov·er·ty

Definition of water poverty in English:

noun

The condition of not having access to sufficient water, or water of an adequate quality, to meet one’s basic needs: 250 million more people in Africa will face water poverty by 2020
More example sentences
  • Most aid packages have, in the past, paid too little attention to tackling water poverty.
  • In regions of absolute water poverty, population may become the determining factor, but almost everywhere sound management of the local environment remains the key to freshwater sustainability.
  • "We must take the lead and make the hard choices to establish priorities," urged Abu-Zeid, "economic poverty and water poverty are synonymous."

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