"The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP) reports every two years on progress towards the drinking-water and sanitation target under Millennium Development Goal 7. This target calls for halving the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation between 1990 and 2015. Estimates presented in its 2012 update report describe the situation at the end 2010 and supersede those of the JMP update published in March 2010."--Publisher description. Looking forward, looking back -- Global drinking water trends 1990-2010 -- Progress towards the MDG target -- Regional trends -- An alternative indicator of progress -- Urban-rural disparities -- Global sanitation trends 1990-2010 -- Progress towards the MDG target -- Regional trends -- An alternative indicator of progress -- Urban-rural disparities -- The equity imperative -- Looking beyond averages -- Water & sanitation use in least developed countries -- Water & sanitation use by wealth quintiles -- Gender and the burden of collecting water -- JMP methodology and what lies ahead -- JMP estimates -- Growth of the JMP database -- Data limitations -- Data reconciliation -- JMP task forces -- Looking beyond 2015 -- Statistical tables -- Country, regional and global estimates on water & sanitation -- Annex: Trends In urban and rural water supply coverage -- Millennium development goals: regional groupings.