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water : a global challenge

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Unlike other resources, there is no substitute for water

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water : a global challenge

  1. 1. Current global water supplydoes not meet the needs of about half of humanity
  2. 2. 41% of the world’s human population live in areas of severe water stress
  3. 3. 1.1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water
  4. 4. Some 1.8 million children die each year as result ofdiarrhea caused by water and sanitation deficits... That is 5,000 children every day One every 17 seconds... Source: United Nations (UN, UNESCO and FAO)
  5. 5. These water-related problems are going toaccelerate in the future
  6. 6. The world’s population is growing by roughly 80 millionpeople each year, leading to increasing demand for freshwater by 64 billion m3 a year Source: United Nations (UN, UNESCO and FAO)
  7. 7. In 2030,global demand for water may exceed thecurrently available supply by 4 % Source: 2030 Water Resources Group. Charting Our Water Future.
  8. 8. agriculture accountsWorldwide,for 70% of all water consumption,compared to 20% for industry and 10% for domestic use
  9. 9. Efficient use of water is necessary Source: Environment Agency (EEA)
  10. 10. Unlike other resources, there isno substitute for water.

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