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For Global Water Security

Global Water Crisis
2.6 billion:People who do not have access to proper sanitation facilities such as toilets (JMP Report, UNICEF/WHO 2006)

1.1 billion:People who do not have access to proper drinking water facilities such as aqueducts and tubewells (JMP Report, UNICEF/WHO 2006)

3.8 million:People who die each year of water-related diseases (UN World Water Development, 2nd edition. 2006)

7 billion: People in 60 countries who will be facing water shortage by the middle of 21st century (UN World Water Development 2003)

2 billion: People who will have suffered from food damage stemming from population increase and climate change by the middle of the 21st century (UNU-EHS 2004)

The global water crisis is directly linked to human security. To achieve a sustainable future, global water security must be ensured.

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Japan's Role and Responsibility
In its long history, Japan has accumulated experience and technologies, related to sharing and using limited water efficiently, by overcoming severe meteorological and topographical conditions. Japan must use this experience and its technologies to contribute to the resolution of global water issues. Japan's advanced development and rich civilization have been made possible by importing great quantities of natural resources from across the globe and exporting manufactured products globally. Therefore, Japan now has a strong responsibility to contribute to the resolution of global water issues.

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Team Water Japan and Water Security Council of Japan
Coming together from all sectors of Japanese society (politicians, government, business, academia and civil society), "Team Water Japan" has the will to support water security activities around the world. The "Water Security Council of Japan" will serve as the catalyst for coordinating Japanese expertise and resources towards achieving water security, in Japan and worldwide.


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