Basic element of life
Without water, there is no life on earth. Yet roughly 750 million people in the world today live without access to clean drinking water, and approximately 2.5 billion people do not have proper sustainable sanitation. In 2013, during the International Year of Water Cooperation, the UN General Assembly recognised the basic human right to clean water and sanitation. Through its involvement in the water sector, KfW Development Bank contributes to making this human right apply for everyone. Its current water projects reach more than 190 million people who benefit from improved access to drinking water and sanitary facilities.