The Value of Water• Water is one of the rarest and most precious resources on our planet• The demand for water worldwide is increasing because of population growth and modern lifestyle of developed countries• Faced with a shortage of water the right way to act is try to consume less and better to ensure this resource to all, today and tomorrow
Apparent aboundancenot all the water can beused! What does it mean? If all water in the world filled a 5-liter bucket, usable water would fill just a coffee teaspoon!
Rational and sustainable useTo ensure continuity and safetythe habits of water consumption should beguidedby rational and sustainable use. HOW?Through the respect of some simple rules:1. Abandon the belief that water is an unlimited resource2. Do not pollute3. Reduce water waste4. Optimize the use of water5. Generalize the water reuse
Everyday consumptionHow much water do we consumeevery day?Only for domestic purposes aEuropean citizen uses an average ofalmost 300 liters of water a day….ofthese, only 2 liters are used fordrinking !
What do we use water for?Every day we use large amounts of water for different purposes:
Daily actions• Bath• Shower• Toilet flush• Wash your hands• Wash your teeth
POLLUTIONFarms Sewers in a citySome sources of pollutionIndustries Agriculture .
WATER AND HEALTHWater is the most important element necessary toensure that everyone obtains the universal humanright"to a standard of living adequate forhealth and well-being of himself and ofhis family"(article 25, Universal Declaration of Human Rights)For good health, nothing else is as importantas pure water.
WATER AND HEALTHEvery day your body loses two and a halfliters of fluid.In an emergency, a human can surviveseveral weeks without food but cannotsurvive without water more than three days.An adequate waterconsumption is healthy andkeeps us vital.
Why is water important for our body?• involves assimilation of food and digestive leading processes• carries nutrients and oxygen to cells• removes the waste products through the blood and lymphatic system• lubricates every joint in our body• eliminate the impurities that are deposited on the skin• replace the liquid that we lose through breathing, perspiration and digestion.• helps regulate body temperature through perspiration• serves as a protective cushion for the brain and spinal cord
Water without borders In the world water available is more than enough to satisfy everyones needs, but we should care about its extraction and distributionwater has no bordersit is a common resourcewhose protectionrequires international cooperation