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Clean water

  1. 1. Clean Water in India: Meeting the Needs of a Growing Urban Population Photo courtesy of: http://feelgoodstyle.com/2008/04/22/clean-water-is-life/
  2. 2. Water is a precious commodity. <ul><ul><li>A person needs upwards of 2,000 cubic meters of water each year. (An Olympic-sized swimming pool holds approximately 2,500 cubic meters of water.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One in eight people does not have access to clean, potable water. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People spend tens of billions of hours each year walking for water, with no guarantee of its purity. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unclean water is the cause of child mortality, disease, malnutrition, economic loss, and violence. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water is essential for drinking and sanitation purposes, but also for irrigation, transportation and recreation. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. 42,000 people die each week from unclean water or unhygienic conditions; 90% of them are children. Photo courtesy of: http://www.charitywater.org/whywater/
  4. 4. Bubble, bubble, H 2 0 Trouble! <ul><ul><li>40% of Indian households have unreliable access to clean water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The majority of child deaths in India are due to water-borne diseases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By 2020, it is expected that India will be &quot;water stressed&quot; due to its growing population and the effects of climate change  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The water surplus that remains after monsoon season is not yet being used efficiently to counteract water scarcity at other times </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Ganges River is completely polluted, yet it is the water source for hundreds of millions of Indians.
  6. 6. Some solutions... <ul><li>Digging Wells </li></ul><ul><li>Schools and businesses emerge around wells. Women and children do not have to travel as far, increasing their safety and productivity. </li></ul>Photo courtesy of: http://www.waterforsudan.org/
  7. 7. Some solutions... <ul><li>Rainwater Harvesting </li></ul><ul><li>pic </li></ul><ul><li>In urban areas, there are increasing instances of ground water shortages. Rainwater can be collected and conserved on the roofs of buildings, especially schools. </li></ul>Photo courtesy of: http://www.tide-india.org/products/06rain-water-harvesting.html
  8. 8. Sources and Resources <ul><li>http://www.charitywater.org            http://www.waterforsudan.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.unhabitat.org/                http://www.gramvikas.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.barefootcollege.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://projectwellusa.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>United Nations, Population Division, UNDP and AQUASTAT - FAO; Population Reference Bureau </li></ul><ul><li>http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_measurements_and_dimensions_of_an_Olympic_pool </li></ul>

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