Plastic particles of the kind harming sealife are also present in drinking water, the WHO says. But dirty water remains a bigger health concern.
The move comes because the current capital Jakarta is sinking - with some 40% of its 10 million population now living below sea level.
Most of southern Europe falls into the 'high water stress' category, with some cities and region facing an even deeper crisis.
Parts of Britain might run out of water within 25 years if the public don't change their wasteful ways.
The prefecture of the Paris region denied on Saturday that tap water in the French capital presents "any risk for public health" and called "fake news" social media rumours claiming the water is polluted with tritium, a nuclear element.
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Residents in Madrid gave one another a good soaking during the Vallecas annual water festival on the 14 July 2019.
The Battle of the Water, as it is popularly known, sees residents of the Vallecas neighbourhood dance through the streets to a drum as they spray each other with water guns.
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Tourists in Prague's Old Town Square got a slight reprieve from the scorching heat on Tuesday when a city worker parked a sprinkler truck in the public plaza and sprayed water into the air.
The campaign to have Brits refill their water bottles is set to go global.
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Danish climatoligist Steffen M. Olsen captured this photo of his dog sled apparently travelling on water last week, as temperatures rose 40 degrees Fahrenheit above average.
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Larq claims to have solved the problem of stinky water bottles with its UV light technology.
As the temperatures rise and the summer months kick in, many across Europe will look to outdoor bathing sites to cool off. But which European country has the best water for bathing in?
The country's tourism board wants to put a stop to the flow of plastic bottles into the ocean.
An underwater hockey champion started last week at one of the oldest diving clubs in Moscow.
Traces of cocaine, pesticides, and other illicit drugs were found in freshwater shrimps in Suffolk, UK.
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The animals showed no mercy as they slurped up water and sprayed children and adults alike to help them cool off.
Lawmakers in the European Parliament gave their support on Thursday for plans to provide Europe-wide access to free and clean water.
Tourists in Indian mountain village of Gya in Kashmir state can now enjoy hot drinks and eat traditional noodles inside an ice sculpture resembling Buddhist meditation place.
Fourteen people die every day because of inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene, according to the World Health Organisation.
Swimsuit wearing ice-skaters braved the Siberian cold to take part in a race on Lake Baikal on Saturday.
Fashion pieces made out of ocean waste among others were on display at the first Neonyt – the global hub for sustainable fashion.