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Global Facts - Water Issues

  • 75 % of the earth’s surface is water. Less than 1% is precious fresh water.
    - In a world where fresh water is so scarce… how can we support using 1/3 of it flushing toilets when we don’t even need to?
  • 40 percent of people in Africa lack access to clean drinking water; 53 percent in Asia.
  • In many cities, 15-40 percent of water is lost to leaking pipes.
  • In the 20th century the World’s population tripled, and the use of water grew 6x.
  • By mid-century, there will be an additional 3 billion people. Most will be born in Countries already experiencing water shortages.
  • Millions of people in the World live in less than 3 gallons every day!
  • 25 millions refugees were displaced by contaminated rivers last year!
  • 1 in 5 don’t have access to safe drinking water.
  • The emerging worldwide water shortage is serious.
  • Our water sources are under pressure, and it’s been said: "we’re going to run out of water before we run out of oil".
  • Our water problem is fast becoming a hunger problem. It’s time to give water a second thought.
  • Over 70% of our body and brain is water!
  • 80% of your blood is water!
  • While you can go almost a month without food, your body can’t survive a week without water.

Did you know ?

In London, the Thames river receives raw sewage for days after rain, infecting fish, seafood and in the end, people.