EPA Administrator Wheeler Discusses Importance of Safe Drinking Water
WASHINGTON, DC – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler spoke at the Woodrow Wilson Center where he discussed global water issues, including the importance of safe drinking water. The access to clean and safe drinking water is a worldwide crisis with millions suffering from a lack of clean water.
At the event, Wheeler stated, “Right now, up to 2.5 billion people around the world lack access to safe drinking water and, as a result, proper sanitation. This fact leads to anywhere from one to three million deaths every year.”