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Water scarcity, affects the environment and people. This presentation looks at the impact of vanishing water and what we can do about it.

Water scarcity, affects the environment and people. This presentation looks at the impact of vanishing water and what we can do about it.

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  • 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 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