Saturday, February 23, 2013

Water Statistics

How easy is it for you to get water? For most of us, we just turn on the sink, fill up our cup and enjoy. We turn on the shower and fresh water (hot or cold - our choice) can make us clean. We put our dishes in the dishwasher or our clothes in the washing machine, hit the right buttons, and we have clean dishes to eat off of and clean clothes to wear.

I think the majority of us take water for granted. We don't have to worry about where to get it, if it will be clean and safe.

So let's learn some statistics about water.

800 MILLION people do not have access to clean water (that's 3x the amount of people that live in the US)
3.4 MILLION people will die of a waterborne illness this year and 1.5 MILLION of them will be children
1 in 5  children worldwide DIE from diarrhea - that's more than AIDS, malaria, and measles COMBINED
Every 20 seconds a child will die of a water-related illness

Sound crazy? It's unfortunately true.

This week, I'm going to talk about water - what the reality is today and what YOU can do to make it better.

Let's change the world.

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