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Q1.

How many people in the developing world do not have access to safe drinking water?

  100,000
  1.1 million
  1 billion

Q2.

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

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.

How much annual investment is needed to meet the MDG targets for improved water supply and sanitation, and what would the annual economic benefits be of reaching these?

   

Required annual investment to meet the MDG is USD 11 billion; the total annual economic benefits of reaching the MDG is USD 84 billion

   

Required annual investment to meet the MDG is USD 84 billion; the total annual economic benefits of reaching the MDG is USD 11 billion

   

Required annual investment to meet the MDG is USD 84 billion; the total annual economic benefits of reaching the MDG is equally USD 84 billion

Q5.

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