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Let's Talk Water


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Water is one the primary components of life. On the occasion of World Water Day 2015, let's take a look at water related statistics from India. Right from the ecosystem perspective, to corporate usage, from usage in agricultural practices to usage by individuals. Water is one of the primary and often the most critical factor in India. Here is an interesting look at it.

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Let's Talk Water

  1. 1. Sustainability in India LET’S WATER TALK A presentation on World Water Day – Brought by
  2. 2. Sustainability in India “Water is life’s mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water” -Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
  3. 3. Sustainability in India Latrine usage is extremely poor in rural areas of the country; only 14% of the rural population has access to a latrine. Hand washing is also very low, increasing the spread of disease.
  4. 4. Sustainability in India To flush a toilet we use 7.5 to 26.5 litres (2 to 7 gallons) of water. In a five-minute shower we use 95 to 190 litres (25 to 50 gallons) of water. To brush our teeth, we use 7.5 litres (2 gallons) of water.
  5. 5. Sustainability in India The World Bank estimates that 21% of communicable diseases in India are related to unsafe water.
  6. 6. Sustainability in India It takes 5,680 litres (1,500 gallons) of water to process one barrel of beer. To process one can of fruit or vegetables, we need 35 litres (9.3 gallons) of water. About 25,700 litres (6,800 gallons) of water is required to grow a day’s food for a family of four. It takes 7,000 litres (1,850 gallons) of water to refine one barrel of crude oil. To manufacture new cars 148,000 litres (39,000 gallons) of water are used per car.
  7. 7. Sustainability in India If the entire world’s water were fit into a gallon jug, the fresh water available for us to use would equal only about one tablespoon
  8. 8. Sustainability in India In India, diarrhoea alone causes more than 1,600 deaths daily—the same as if eight 200-person jumbo-jets crashed to the ground each day.
  9. 9. Sustainability in India Each day almost 10,000 children under the age of 5 in Third World countries die as a result of illnesses contracted by use of impure water.
  10. 10. Sustainability in India
  11. 11. Sustainability in India To know more on such issues, visit our website: