Eye-Opening Water Statistics
- A child born in the developed world uses as much as 50%
more water than a child born in the developing world.
- Less than 1% of the world’s fresh water is readily accessible for
- The amount of water being used around the world has tripled in the
past 50 years.
- The amount of water used by 2025 will increase by 50% in developing
countries and 18% in developed countries.
- India, China, United States, Pakistan and Japan are the five largest
water users in volume.
- In the next 20 years, nearly half the people in the will live in areas of high water stress, meaning water is either scarce, unsanitary or lacking delivery infrastructure.
“Water sewage concerns were also discussed,” said Waterless Co. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Klaus Reichardt, a leading advocate for water conservation.
“Chemicals such as pesticides, flame retardants, steroids and hormones from birth-control pills have resulted in ‘gender-bender’ fish in rivers and lakes all over the world. This is a rather new development.”