According to the EPA: "Across the United States, our growing population is putting stress on
available freshwater supplies. Between 1950 and 2000, the U.S. population
increased nearly 90 percent. However, in that same period, public
demand for water increased 209 percent! Americans now use an average
of 100 gallons of water each day—enough to fill 1,600 drinking
glasses! This increased demand has put additional stress on water
supplies and distribution systems, threatening both human health
and the environment".
There's a reason that freshwater has become a national priority. A recent
government survey showed at least 36 states are anticipating local,
regional, or statewide water shortages by 2013. But by using freshwater
more efficiently, we can help preserve freshwater supplies for future
generations, save money, and protect the environment.
You can protect finite freshwater supply in your community by getting your home, business or recreation facility inspected for water-efficiency. It doesn't
require changing the way you live or do business. A simple water-efficiency inspection
can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars, while you will help saving freshwater for
Get your toilets, faucets, landscape irrigation, plumbing, weather or sensor based irrigation control technologies, and showerheads inspected today!
Almost all living things on Earth need water to live, yet humans pollute and waste it recklessly.
than a fifth of the world’s population doesn’t have enough: it is
likely people will go to war over water in your lifetime.
areas have far too much water and suffer from floods, like Bangladesh
and the flood plains of the Mississippi in the United States.
areas, like Africa and West Asia, suffer severe droughts. The problem
of water availability is most serious in Africa and West Asia.
water consumption continues at its present rate, by 2025 two out of
three people will not have enough water for their basic needs.
polluted water affects the health of 1.2 billion people and contributes
to the death of 15 million children under five every year. For example,
in Asia, one in three people do not have access to safe drinking water
and one in two have no access to hygienic sanitation.
and industry pollute rivers with deadly chemicals. Farmers spray crops
with pesticides and fertilisers which are washed into rivers and lakes.
In many parts of the world, people use rivers as open sewers and
garbage dumps. Near coasts, when too much water is taken from aquifers
(big underground reservoirs of fresh water), sea water seeps in and
makes the water salty and undrinkable.
water running our of taps is a common problem in many developing
countries. It has led to the outbreak of cerebral meningitis and
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Collaboration between individuals, government agencies, the private sector, financial institutions, foundations, charities, non-profits, and private groups around the world.
"To the people of poor nations, we
pledge to work alongside you to make
your farms flourish and LetCleanWatersFlow, to nourish starved
bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that enjoy
relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to
suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world's resources
without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change
with it". Source: President Obama, Inaugural Speech, January 20, 2009, Washington, DC, USA.