443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related diseases.

 

More than one-third of Africa’s population lacks access to safe drinking water

 

27 percent of people living in cities do not have water piped into their homes

 

In Africa, every $1 spent on water and sanitation generates a return of $9 in saved time

 

By 2025, half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas.

 

Sources:

  1. UNICEF – Children dying daily because of unsafe water supplies and poor sanitation and hygiene https://www.unicef.org/
  2. The Water Project – Water Scarcity https://thewaterproject.org/
  3. Sea Metrics – Global water crisis facts http://www.seametrics.com/
  4. UN Water – Water Cooperation http://www.unwater.org/
  5. Water One Worlds Solutions – Global Water Crisis Facts http://www.wateroneworldsolutions.org/
  6. Charity Water – Why Water http://www.charitywater.org/
  7. Blue Planet Network – What makes clean water so important? http://blueplanetnetwork.org/
  8. Water – Facts About the Economic Importance of Safe Water http://water.org/
  9. Do Something – 11 Facts About Water in the Developing World https://www.dosomething.org/
  10. Save the Water – Water Facts http://savethewater.org/
  11. Watering Malawi – Global Water Poverty Facts http://wateringmalawi.org/
  12. The Globalist – India’s Water Crisis http://www.theglobalist.com/

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