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The role of tap water in public health

This report explores the current landscape of the water sector, health and hydration science.

Water is an essential nutrient vital for our health and hydration with several routes for consumption – from plain water, from other drinks, and from food. The body doesn’t distinguish. The role of water in improving public health is important especially given the rising problems of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay as it provides a natural alternative to soft or sugary drinks.