Millions of people around the world face water shortages. Many millions of children die every year from water-borne diseases.
There are 1.1 billion people or 18% of the world’s population who lack access to safe drinking water. About 2.6 billion people or 42% of the total lack access to basic sanitation.
At any one time, half the world’s hospital beds are occupied by patients suffering from water-borne diseases.
1/3rd of our rivers, 1/2 of our estuaries, and 1/2 of our lakes are too polluted for fishing or swimming.
Freshwater animals are disappearing five times faster than land animals.