School Children with Safe, Clean Water in Cambodia (1 of 3) (image) University of East Anglia Share Print E-Mail Caption Providing free drinking water in schools could be key to helping people in developing countries lift themselves out of poverty according to research from the University of East Anglia. Research published today shows that schools providing clean water report fewer children off sick. It is the first study to investigate whether providing drinking water in schools can reduce absenteeism. Credit Wat Tamim, 1001 Fontaines Usage Restrictions Please credit Wat Tamim, 1001 Fontaines Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.