Water purification is the process of removing contaminants from water. One reason is to make it safe for humans to consume. Another is industrial use such as cleaning and cooling microchips during manufacturing. According to a 2007 World Health Organization (WHO) report, 1.1 billion people do not have access to clean drinking water.
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- "Water purification". ScienceDaily. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
- Stephen Grace, Dam Nation: How Water Shaped the West and Will Determine Its Future (Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 2012), p. 207
- "Combating Waterborne Disease at The Household Level" (PDF). World Health Organization. Retrieved 20 March 2016.