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World Water Day

Clean drinking water is essential for preventing diseases and enjoying good health. But according to the World Health Organization, some 663 million people - one out of every 10 people in the world - do not have access to safe water. The high cost of water purification devices keeps clean water out of reach for many communities around the world, especially in developing countries. But science may soon help solve this problem. Faith Lapidus reports.