Good Drink Up
- #1 A) World's water ~ 91%; B) Drinkable water ~ 3%. 97.5% of the Earth's water is saltwater. If the world's water was poured into a bucket, only one spoonful of it would be drinkable.
- #2 Usage of water worldwide: A) Agriculture ~ 70%; B) Industry ~ 22%; C) Domestic ~ 8%.
- #3 1.1 billion people in the world do not have access to safe water (1/6 of the world's population), 2.6 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation (2/5 of the world's
population): A) 1.1 billion; B) 2.6 billion; C) 6.6 billion.
- #4 Average daily domestic usage: A) Average daily usage by North Americans: 105.7 gallons; B) by Europeans - 52.8 gallons; C) By developing countries - 1.3 gallons.
- #5 Average daily water use in Mozambique per person is less than the water used to flush a low-flow toilet in the US (older US toilets as much as 5.5 gallons): A) 1.3 gallons = average daily water use in Mozambique per
person; B) 1.6 gallons = flushing a low-flow toilet in US.
- #6 It takes 1.303 gallons of water to make a hamburger, 1.740 gallons to make a t-shirt, 39.090 to manufacture a new car (with new tires): A) Hamburger = 1.303 gallons of freshwater; B) T-shirt = 1.740 gallons of
freshwater; C) Car = 39.090 gallons of freshwater.
- #7 India spends 8 time more on its military budget than on water sanitation.
- #8 Death caused by water-related diseases: 1 death per minute in India; 4 deaths per minute worldwide: A) India = 1 person dies per minute from diseases linked to bad drinking water; B) Worldwide = 4 person die per
minute from diseases linked to bad drinking water.
- #9 Worldwide regions experiencing water shortages; the areas with the least available water are Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and the Bahamas. Some of them also include: Areas of water shortage: 1) Sub-Saharan
Africa; 2) Middle East; 3) Central Asia; 4) South Asia; 5) Northern China; 6) South Africa; 7) Australia; 8) Northern Europe & UK; 9) Western & Eastern Africa; 10) Some states of Midwest, Northeast
and South in the US; 11) Some countries of South America (Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, etc.).
- #10 A) Population growth (2000-2050): 2000. 6.5 billion; 2025. 7.5 billion; 2050. 9.4 billion; B) Availability of water per capita (2000-2050): 2000. 258.150 ft2; 2025. 180.811 ft2; 2050. 161.741 ft2; C) Population
experiencing water scarcity: 2000. 508 million; 2025. 2.8 billion; 2050. 4 billion. An extra $10 billion is needed each year to improve the water situation, which is about half of what rich countries spend on mineral water.
Transparency. Graphical explorations of the data that surrounds us. A collaboration between GOOD and Office of CC | Sources: Thirst Relief International: UN Development Programme; UN Environment Programme:
United States Geological Survey: World; Health Organization: World Water council; Worldwater.org.