— Why Water? —
Because water is life.
people die from waterborne related diseases every year.
Water-born illnesses are one of the largest leading causes of death to mankind next to cancer.
Over 90% of these deaths are from children under the age of five.
Children under five years of age have not developed their immune systems, making them the most vulnerable.
Our body consists of up to 60% water.
The majority of our planet is made up of water.
A human can survive for up to 2 weeks with only water.
A human can survive for up to 5 days without water, even if they had food.
Displaced regions with extreme poverty have no choice but to consume impotable untreated water on a daily basis.
over 3,300,000 affected each year
— Cholera —
If not treated properly, Cholera can cause death in a matter of hours. Provision of safe water and sanitation is critical to controlling the transmission of cholera and other waterborne diseases.
over 215,000,000 affected each year
— Malaria —
When we think of Malaria, we think of mosquitoes. They can be categorized as waterborne disease too. Only 28% of malaria control is funded by endemic countries.
kills over 2,000,000 each year
— Diarrhea —
When we think of diarrhea, we think of them as a common illness that goes away after a few days. However in many severe cases, it has one of the highest probability of causing death.
While many solutions are being implemented by governments and foundations to combat the global water crisis, we still have a long way to go.
- Over 800,000,000 people still lacks access to clean water.
- Over 6 times the population of the US lacks access to sanitary water system.
- Women and children spends up to 6 hours a day collecting water from their nearest source.
- Global water crisis is a $1,000,000,000,000 problem
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**All statistic figures are sourced from WHO(World Health Organization)