According to the U.S. government, 36 U.S. states are already facing water shortages or will be facing water shortages within the next few years.
According to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. interior west is now the driest that it has been in 500 years .
The Ogallala Aquifer, which is a massive underground lake that stretches from South Dakota all the way to Texas, is rapidly drying up . The Ogallala Aquifer is believed to be the largest body of fresh water in the world, and right now it is being drained at a rate of approximately 800 gallons per minute.
It is estimated that California only has a 20 year supply of fresh water left.
It is estimated that New Mexico only has a 10 year supply of fresh water left.
Texas is has experienced one of the driest stretches that it has ever seen. Right now, approximately 81 percent of the state of Texas is experiencing “exceptional drought” conditions, and wildfires have burned an astounding 3.6 million acres in the state .
We are not divided by water, we are connected through it and by it.
-2011 Indiana Global Water Summit
THANK YOU. The IAMH20 Foundation seeks to support long-term sustainable solutions to the growing water crisis affecting developing countries, today. Our mission is simple, we aim to bring awareness to and support for the improvement of drinking water world wide . Mrs. Juliana Fashanu is the Founder the IAMH20 Foundation . A BODY OF WATER IS A FORCE OF NATURE: I AM H20.