42% of the deaths associated with unsafe or inadequate supply of water, sanitation, and hygiene occur in Asia. The Asian region continues to face serious water quality issues that contribute to freshwater scarcity, ill-health, and even deaths. In many places quality is continuing to decline and insufficient efforts are being made to monitor and remedy the situation amid institutional and social challenges. However, there are also robust efforts to correct the situation and cause to be hopeful. Positive examples exist in the region that must be shared, learnt from, and replicated.
The excellent article, 21 Disturbing Truths About Asia’s Water Pollution Problem provides and describes statistics on water pollution in Asia and the measures taken to remedy it: