Some Facts About Water

  • A quarter of the worlds population is without safe drinking water.
  • Less than 1% of the water treated by public water systems is used for drinking and cooking.
  • In the time it took you to read these first three facts another child has just died in the developing world from unsafe drinking water.
  • According to NASA the natural rotation of the Earth has been altered slightly by some 10 trillion tons of water stored in reservoirs over the past 40 years.
  • Water makes up 75% of the human brain. 75% of trees are also made from water!
  • Water expands by 9% when it freezes, making it less dense, which is why ice floats on water.
  • You could live for a month without food, but you would be dead after a week without water!
  • Once it evaporates, a water molecule spends around ten days in the air.
  • If you donated $20 to providing Safe Water that would be enough to give one person safe water for life.
  • 5 litres of oil can cause an eight-acre oil slick if spilled or dumped down a storm sewer!
  • 97% of the worlds water is salty or otherwise undrinkable, 2% is stored in glaciers and the ice caps, the remaining 1% is left for humanity's needs.

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