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Q1.

How many children die each year from diarrhoea caused by dirty water and poor sanitation?

  10,000
  500,000
  1.8 million

Q2.

For developing countries, which sector uses the most water?

  Industry
  Agriculture
  Domestic use

Q3.

Most expenditure on Research and Development (R&D) takes place within the main OECD regions (with the greatest percentage in North America). What is the percentage of GDP spent on R&D by Africa and Asia?

  Africa (1%) and Asia (31%)
  Africa (31%) and Asia (1%)
  Africa (15%) and Asia (15%)

Q4.

The investment needed to improve water resources management also mitigates damage caused by natural disasters. In 2002, flooding alone cost the world economy ...

  more than 2 million USD
  more than 2.8 billion USD
  more than 27 billion USD

Q5.

The water footprint shows the amount of water used by a country in relation to the number of people in its population. The global average water footprint is 1240m3/cap/yr (for the period 1997-2001). Which country has a water footprint beyond the global average?

  China
  USA
  South Africa