Demonstrating the importance of clean and safe drinking water in a school in rural Cambodia. All photos courtesy of TapEffect < > < > < >

Throughout all of human history, life has followed water. Yet, to this day, almost a third of global households still lack access to safe drinking water and sanitation. The problem is especially pertinent in rural areas, where there are infrastructure constraints and unsanitary latrine habits that contaminate water sources.

In Cambodia, approximately 77 per cent of the population resides in rural areas. The World Bank estimates that only a quarter of people nationwide has access to safely managed water supplies, and approximately half of this percentage obtains clean water from private water operators (PWOs).

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