More than 2.7 billion people will face severe water shortages by 2025 According to the U.N.
"Many social scientists predict that the next big wars will be over water. Nevertheless, the average American family blissfully consumes 300 gallons a day, when you add in watering the lawn and washing dishes, clothes, and cars." —Alex Shoumatoff
We must have water to survive. Yet the world’s water supply is under unprecedented stress due to climate change, population pressures, pollution and inadequate farm practices. An estimated 1 billion people worldwide lack reliable access to clean, safe drinking water.
There are two problems regarding water in the world. One is a lack of water or access to water. The other is unsanitary water.
An estimated 94 percent of diarrheal diseases—the second leading cause of death among children under five—are attributed to unsafe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene.
“Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine.” Slovakian Proverb
- 3.4 million people die each year from lack of water.
- 780 million lack access to clean water. 1.2 billion live without decent sanitation.
- Every 24 seconds a child dies from waterborne diseases.