19.3.08

water, water everywhere

World Water Day this Saturday. The average European goes through 200 litres of water per day. (For Americans its 400) The average amount in the developing world is 10 litres. As a little thing of solidarity and to try and get to grips with this I am going to go Friday- Monday, the whole of the Easter weekend, using 10 litres each day. I'll let you know how it goes! Feel free to join me in this little challenge!!
  • 1.1 billion people in the world do not have access to safe water, this is roughly one sixth of the world's population.
  • 2.6 billion people in the world do not have access to adequate sanitation, this is roughly two fifths of the world's population.
  • 1.8 million children die every year as a result of diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation. This amounts to around 5000 deaths a day.

  • Water-related disease is the second biggest killer of children worldwide, after acute respiratory infections like tuberculosis.

1 comment:

Jake said...

Good on ya Lucy.
I reckon that it will be pretty hard, but then again, only because we are all used to using so much water.
Keep up all the inspiring stuff you are doing, it makes a difference.