1. What does water represent for humanity?• An indispensable • One of the element for our most powerful survival instruments of • A primaryneed to be guaranteed to speculation everyone
2. What is the percentage of water in the human body? Our body is mainly made up of water (65%). Unesco’s data tell us that 30.000 people everyday die of lack of water.
3. How is water distributed on the earth?• 71% of the earth’s surface is covered by water, butonly 2.5% of it is drinkable.• Between 1950 and 2000 the world reserves of waterper inhabitant have gone down by half and havedecreased for about 50% in the following five years.
4. How can drinkable water be defined? • It’s the underground water, surface or brackish water, that after treatment is destined to daily consumption • Drinkable water must have a maximum fixed residue of 1500 mg/l
5. Is it possible to measure the materials needed to produce plastic bottles?The production of a PET bottle needs 1.5 litres of water, 120 cm3 and generates 45 litres of CO2.
6. How much does tap water cost?• In our zone a cubic metre water costs 1.50 Euros• It would cost about 300 Euros if it was bottled
7. How can you get drinkable water? From the water tables.In our area they are concentrated below the Apuan Mountains.
8. What are the European laws regarding water? Water is considered as public good from which nobody must earn money. So that you need to pay just the transport cost and the purification costs.
9. There’s a Public Water Forum also in Italy. Why? •We fear the privatization effects. •The Ronchi law of 2009 provides to assign water management to a private capital not inferior to 40%.
10. Is water to be considered people’s right or simply goods? Water is everybody’s RIGHT!