Improving WASH Access For Women Would Benefit Global Productivity, Economy, Report Says

Forbes: Water Access Improvements Will Improve Global Productivity
“The Water For Women report released [Friday] written by a private-public partnership for the United Nations World Water Day highlights how very much global productivity can rise if the access of the poorer half of the world’s population to water improves. … The Water For Women report begins with this clarifying point: ‘It’s estimated that globally [women and girls] spend 200 million hours every single day simply collecting water for themselves and their families — time that could be spent in education, working and earning, with their family, or contributing to the community’…” (Springer, 3/20).