Issue: Liveability of human settlements - Water quality

This is an issue under the Human settlements theme of the Data Reporting System.

Why we need to know about this issue

Liveability can be defined as the degree to which a human settlement provides a safe, inclusive and environmentally benign basis for the social and economic life of all its citizens. As the places where the majority of humans live, the liveability of human settlements is important in determining both the quality of life of the residents and the economic competitiveness of the settlement. Access to potable quality water on tap in the home is an important aspect of liveability.


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