Vanishing Water  Javed Mohammed  A K2Vista Project  k2film@live.com
It’s HOT
You have to find water
Close your eyes pinch your nose
It’llMakeyou sick
1 in 6 people don’t  have clean water
That’s +            +> 1 Billion
Oceans  contain97.5% of all   water
That leaves2.5% of waterdrinkable
Water = Life
2/3s of human body = Water
Water = Survival
1.1Billion are lucky to get        5 liters /day
In the West we use =70 litres/day to flush our          toilets
90% of wastewater indeveloping countries =      Untreated
That means Water =Sickness resulting in 80% of         illnesses
1.8 Million children die fromlack of water or disease every               year
Water = Death
Water scarcity is a major        problem
Water scarcity= poverty
Water scarcity= climate change
300% population increase in 20th century but 700% increase in          water use
The world’s water resources areunder rapidly growing pressure                    http://www.iucn.org
The Indus, Nile, Colorado, Rio Grande, and Yangtze struggle      to reach the sea
Inland Seas and Lakes are drying up
By 2030, half of the world’speople will be living in areas of acute water shortage (UN)
27% of the urban population inthe developing world does nothave piped water in its house.            Source: UNESCO
1.8 Billion don’t have access to water in               their homes
Walking miles to get water
Children’s health and education suffers
Without major water investments,many poor economies cannot grow
Present Solutions to Water         Scarcity
Bottled Water
Bottled Water = not an option for        earth or the poor
Water pumps allow access to ground water
Tube wells= deplete ground water
Dams provide control but harm   people and environment     also conflicts between nations
Lined irrigation canalshave negative effects on eco-system
Desalination plants       Cost >$ 1Billion waterCan be more expensive than gasoline
Rainwater harvestingmakes use of run-off water
Water Privatization  Disempower the people
Water may replace Oil as next source of conflict and war      amongst nations
Water is the driving force of         all nature.         Leonardo da Vinci
You, me, weIt’s a precious gift
References• Blue Planet Run by Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt  www.blueplanetnetwork.org• When the Rivers Run Dry by Fred...
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Fresh clean water is a precious gift which is fast running out. We must realize it's importance and conserve and use it wisely. This presentation shares facts and ideas on the subject.

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  1. 1. Vanishing Water Javed Mohammed A K2Vista Project k2film@live.com
  2. 2. It’s HOT
  3. 3. You have to find water
  4. 4. Close your eyes pinch your nose
  5. 5. It’llMakeyou sick
  6. 6. 1 in 6 people don’t have clean water
  7. 7. That’s + +> 1 Billion
  8. 8. Oceans contain97.5% of all water
  9. 9. That leaves2.5% of waterdrinkable
  10. 10. Water = Life
  11. 11. 2/3s of human body = Water
  12. 12. Water = Survival
  13. 13. 1.1Billion are lucky to get 5 liters /day
  14. 14. In the West we use =70 litres/day to flush our toilets
  15. 15. 90% of wastewater indeveloping countries = Untreated
  16. 16. That means Water =Sickness resulting in 80% of illnesses
  17. 17. 1.8 Million children die fromlack of water or disease every year
  18. 18. Water = Death
  19. 19. Water scarcity is a major problem
  20. 20. Water scarcity= poverty
  21. 21. Water scarcity= climate change
  22. 22. 300% population increase in 20th century but 700% increase in water use
  23. 23. The world’s water resources areunder rapidly growing pressure http://www.iucn.org
  24. 24. The Indus, Nile, Colorado, Rio Grande, and Yangtze struggle to reach the sea
  25. 25. Inland Seas and Lakes are drying up
  26. 26. By 2030, half of the world’speople will be living in areas of acute water shortage (UN)
  27. 27. 27% of the urban population inthe developing world does nothave piped water in its house. Source: UNESCO
  28. 28. 1.8 Billion don’t have access to water in their homes
  29. 29. Walking miles to get water
  30. 30. Children’s health and education suffers
  31. 31. Without major water investments,many poor economies cannot grow
  32. 32. Present Solutions to Water Scarcity
  33. 33. Bottled Water
  34. 34. Bottled Water = not an option for earth or the poor
  35. 35. Water pumps allow access to ground water
  36. 36. Tube wells= deplete ground water
  37. 37. Dams provide control but harm people and environment also conflicts between nations
  38. 38. Lined irrigation canalshave negative effects on eco-system
  39. 39. Desalination plants Cost >$ 1Billion waterCan be more expensive than gasoline
  40. 40. Rainwater harvestingmakes use of run-off water
  41. 41. Water Privatization Disempower the people
  42. 42. Water may replace Oil as next source of conflict and war amongst nations
  43. 43. Water is the driving force of all nature. Leonardo da Vinci
  44. 44. You, me, weIt’s a precious gift
  45. 45. References• Blue Planet Run by Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt www.blueplanetnetwork.org• When the Rivers Run Dry by Fred Pearce• The Big Thirst by Charles Fishman All images are from public domain and copyright of respective owners A K2 Vista Project k2film@live.com Copyright 2012
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