Did You Know?
On our planet, 97.5% of the water is salty, unfit for human use. The majority of freshwater is beyond reach, locked in polar snow and ice. Only less than 1% is usuable that can support the world’s population three times over, if used with care. Water like Population is unevenly distributed!
- 97% of liquid freshwater is stored underground in aquifers.
- 1/3rd of the world’s population depends on aquifers.
- Pollution is a major problem resulting in human and farm animal waste, naturally occurring toxins and 10 million different synthetic chemicals.
Some Interesting Facts About Water
- Roughly 70% of an adult’s body is made of water
- At birth, water accounts for approximately 80% of an infant’s body weight.
- A healthy person can drink 48 cups (3 Gallons) of water per day.
- Drinking too much water too quickly can lead to water intoxication . Intoxication occurs when water dilutes the sodium level in the blood stream and causes an imbalance of water in the brain.
- Water intoxication is most likley to occur during periods of intense athletic performance.
- The total amount of water on Earth is about 326 million cubic miles.
- By the time a person feels thirsty, his/her body would have lost over 1% of its total water amount.
- Water dissolves more substances than any other liquid.
Water, Water everywhere, but where?
The evergrowing human population, industrial development and expansion of irrigated farming have caused an increased thirst for water.
Where are We?
In the mid 1990s, 40% of the world population encountered serious water shortage. By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s people will be facing water stress! The only ray of hope is that the growth in actual use of water has been slower!
Health and Hygiene
With water, a horde of diseases become your unwanted guests. Diarrhoea, Malaria, parasitic infections can be kept at bay if water sources are better monitored.
Save Water! How? It all starts with YOU