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| Last Updated:: 27/09/2017

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By 2015, 154 countries had achieved over 75% coverage with basic sanitation services

 

 

 

Regional trends in national population practising open defecation,2000–2015 (in millions)

 

 

 

Global and Regional Drinking Water Coverage 2015

 

 

 

Regional Sanitation Coverage 2015

 

 

Source :  Report Progress on Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

 

 

International Comparison of Open Defecation (2012)

 

% Open Defecation

 

 

% Rural Defecation

 

 

Scource : The Hindu, December 13th, 2016

 

 

Countries with most people Defecating in the Open

 

 

 

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/State-of-the-worlds-toilets/articleshow/49849216.cms

 

 

 

Open Defecation in the world

 

 

Use of improved sanitation 2012

 

 

Source: Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation Report No. 28 of 2015 (Performance Audit)

 

Open defecation rates have declined by more than 50% in least developed countries Rate of open defecation and percentage decline, by region, 1990 to 2015

 

Source: WHO and UNICEF, Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water: 2015 update and final MDG assessment, WHO/ UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation, New York, 2015

 

Five developing regions achieved the MDG target for drinking water

 

Fig: Use of improved drinking water sources and MDG target in 2015, and percentage point change from 1990 to 2015

 

Source:www.unwater.org/fileadmin/user_upload/unwater_new/docs/Progress_on_Sanitation_and_Drinking_Water.pdf

 

Five developing regions achieved the MDG Sanitation target

 

Fig: Use of improved sanitation and MDG target in 2015, percentage point change from 1990 to 2015

 

Source:www.unwater.org/fileadmin/user_upload/unwater_new/docs/Progress_on_Sanitation_and_Drinking_Water.pdf

 

More than a third of the current global population gained access to improved sources of drinking water since 1990

 

Fig: Proportion of 2015 population who gained access to an improved drinking water source since 1990 (%), by region

 

Source:www.unwater.org/fileadmin/user_upload/unwater_new/docs/Progress_on_Sanitation_and_Drinking_Water.pdf

 

Five region have provided access to over one third of the current population since 1990

 

Fig: Proportion of the 2015 population who gained access to an improved sanitation since 1990 (%), by region

 

Source:www.unwater.org/fileadmin/user_upload/unwater_new/docs/Progress_on_Sanitation_and_Drinking_Water.pdf

 

Sixteen countries have reduced open defecation rates by at least 25 percentage points

 

Fig: Reduction in the proportion of population practising open defecation, from 1990 to 2015 (%)

 

Source:www.unwater.org/fileadmin/user_upload/unwater_new/docs/Progress_on_Sanitation_and_Drinking_Water.pdf

 

Population growth has outpaced gains in sanitation and drinking water coverage, especially in urban areas

 

Fig: Ratio of population gaining improved water and sanitation to population increase (1990-2015)

 

Source:www.unwater.org/fileadmin/user_upload/unwater_new/docs/Progress_on_Sanitation_and_Drinking_Water.pdf

 

Globally, 69% and 66% of schools have access to adequate water and sanitation, respectively

 

 

Globally, estimated water coverage in schools increased by 6% from 2008 to 2013

 

 

Estimated water coverage in schools is highest in Western Asia and lowest in sub-Saharan Africa

 

 

Globally, estimated sanitation coverage in schools increased by 6% from 2008 to 2013

 

 

Estimated sanitation coverage in schools is highest in Western Asia and lowest in sub-Saharan Africa

 

 

Estimated sanitation in schools coverage for girls is often lower than for boys

 

 

Estimated urban water coverage in schools is often higher than in rural areas

 

 

Estimated urban sanitation coverage in schools is often higher than rural coverage

 

 

Source: Advancing WASH in Schools Monitoring Report- Unicef

 

Access to an improved drinking water source has become a reality for 2.3 billion people since 1990

 

Proportion of population using an improved drinking water source, 1990 and 2012 (Percentage)

 

Source: Millennium Development Goals Report, 2014

 

Open defecation declined considerably in all developing regions between 1990 and 2012

 

Proporation of population practising open defecation in 1990 and 2012

 

Source: Progress on sanitation and drinking-water Report, 2014

 

Proportion of population by access to drinking water sources, 2012 (Percentage)

 

 

Source: Millennium Development Goals Report, 2014

 

Over a quarter of the world’s population has gained access to improved sanitation since 1990, yet a billion people still resort to open defecation

 

Population by sanitation practices, 1990, 2000 and 2012 (Billions)

 

 

Source: Millennium Development Goals Report, 2014

 

Proportion of population with access to sanitation in 2012 and corresponding percentage change 1990-2012- globally and by WHO region

 

Source: World Health Statistics Report, 2014

 

Sanitation coverage increased most in large parts of Asia and Northern Africa

 

Source: Progress on sanitation and drinking-water Report, 2014

 

Drinking water coverage in the least developed countries increased from 50% in 1990 to 67% in 2012

 

 

Fig: Use of improved drinking water sources in 2012, and percentage point change from 1990 to 2012

 

Source: Joint Monitoring Programme Report, 2014

 

World population with or without access to an improved drinking water source in 1990, 2004 and 2015

 

 

Source: MDG Drinking Water and Sanitation Target

 

The number of people without an improved drinking water source decreased by only 118million between 1990 and 2004

 

Urban-rural gap in access to sanitation by region

 


Source: World Development Indicators database, 2013.

 

Proportion of population with access to improved drinking-water sources and improved sanitation, 1990–2011

 


Source:World Health Statistics, 2013

 

Proportion of population using improved drinking-water sources by wealth quintile – urban and rural residence, sub-Saharan Africa

 


Source:World Health Statistics, 2013

 

Trends in urban drinking-water coverage by developing regions and the world, 1990-2011.

 


Source:Joint Monitoring Programme Report, 2013

 

Trends in rural drinking-water coverage by developing regions and the world, 1990-2011.


Source:Joint Monitoring Programme Report, 2013

 

Open defecation free population per region as a result of community approaches to total sanitation intervention

 

Source: Evaluation Report, Unicef

 

The MDG drinking water target has been met  

 

 

Trends in global drinking water coverage, 1990-2010, projected to 2015

 

Source: Joint Monitoring Programme Report,  2012

 

Ten countries are home to two thirds of the global population without an improved drinking water source 

 

 

Ten countries with the largest population without access to an improved drinking water source in 2010, population without access (millions)

 

Source: Joint Monitoring Programme Report,  2012

 

More than half of the 2.5 billion people without improved sanitation live in India or China

 

Countries with the large numbers of people without access to improve sanitation (millions)


Source: Joint Monitoring Programme Report, 2012

 

Nearly 60 per cent of those practicing open defecation live in India

 

Countries with the largest numbers of people practicing open defecation (millions)


Source: Joint Monitoring Programme Report, 2012