HEALTH Everything you need to know about water around the world

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    ABOUT 800 MILLION people worldwide lack access to clean water, a deficiency that kills 3 million a year. Even still, we here in the U.S. are too damn lazy to drink enough of it—hello, first-world problem!

    Check out what parts of the world need it, who’s wasting it, and who’s doing a great job of keeping it flowing for the rest of us.

    Central Africa can’t afford it

    Central African villages may have clean water nearby but not enough money to build a way to consistently deliver it.

    North China has outgrown it

    This area has a local population so large, it simply needs more usable water than can be found nearby.

    Climate change is obsoleting it

    A warming climate brings less snow to melt into rivers and streams, and faster evaporation, so rain can’t replenish reserves.