Can you live without water?
Our world in a clean water crisis.
Are you aware?
In order for any form of life to sustain, they need clean, freshwater. Water is a necessity of life, and absolutely nothing can exist without it.
But did you know that our Earth is running out of this precious resource?
Now let's dive into the 3% of the freshwater our world has.
The water found at the Earth’s surface in lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, and swamps makes up only 0.3% of the world’s fresh water.
68.7% of the fresh water on Earth is trapped in glaciers.
30% of fresh water is in the ground.
1.7% of the world’s water is frozen and therefore unusable.
You can see, that nearly 70% of our world's freshwater supply is trapped in places we can't reach, such as inside Glaciers, and water that has froze, like icebergs.
We're making the problem bigger
We started our problem, and we are only making it bigger,
If we continue how we are going on now, we will face consequences that will make us regret not conserving our scarce resource.
By 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world’s population could be living under water stressed conditions.
In 2030, 47% of the world will be struggling with their freshwater supply. Most population growth will occur in developing countries, mainly in regions that are already experiencing water stress and in areas with limited access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation, restoration, and treatment facilities.
A very significantly large part of the world's population does not have clean freshwater to drink. Whether it may be due to the lack of resources to treat the water, lack of water sources, or large amount of pollution.
3.4 million people die every year from water related diseases.
780 million people lack access to clean water.
The rate at which children die due to lack of access to clean water, is equivalent to that of a jumbo jet crashing every four hours.
Our water crisis claims more lives than any war claims through guns.
An American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than the average person in a developing country slum uses for an entire day.
Time for change
If we're going to start anywhere, we start here.
As North Americans, or, "Westerners", we are the highest per capita water users in the world.
In one year, the average North American residence uses over 100,000 gallons (indoors and outside).
Around 3.5 planet Earths would be needed, if we were to achieve the global population to have a the current lifestyle of the average European or North American.
We have to change ourselves, then spread awareness.
What can we do?
Make sure that all taps are fully turned off at all times, no leaky taps.
Take shorter showers.
Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth.
When washing your hands, turn off the tap while you lather.
During laundry, make sure to match your water level to that of the size of the load.
Turn off the water while you shampoo.
And make sure to inform your friends and family.
Inform your friends, family, teachers, relatives, school, and your community.
Make posters, and spread the word;
If we start, we start now.
We start here.