facts about water

about water:

L ife as we know it , that is, everything around our planet, is built from the same six essential elemental ingredients: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulfur. Stands for CHNOPS. The human body averages between 50-75% of whater. The percentages change according to age, gender and health conditon.

And, according to age, health condition, or weather conditon, a human cannot survive without water between 3 days to a week.

We can certainly say: the responsability of a civilized society is to make sure that the most basic elements that makes life possible . . . WATER . . . is available and safe for all.

There are 7.4 billion people in this planet of ours and the majority have either no water, have to walk miles with buckets to get it, or live with filthy contaminated water . . .

While many people in the “developed world” think they will have water forever and their water is safe . . .and, continue to warn travelers with the common sentence: “Don’t drink the water” . . . Well, I guess many in the "underdeveloped world," might just be laughing out loud! Have anyone heard about Flint, Ohio, USA?

But if you think Flint, Michigan is an “exception” . . . well, think again!

WATER

byRalph Waldo Emerson1803

The water understands
Civilization well;
It wets my foot, but prettily,
It chills my life, but wittily,
It is not disconcerted,
It is not broken-hearted:
Well used, it decketh joy,
Ill used, it will destroy,
In perfect time and measure
With a face of golden pleasure
Elegantly destroy.

question yellwshouldn't you be informed about the safety of all basic services that will affect the health of your family?
or
instead, accept the state of permanent compliance filled with dark clouds of misinformation and distortions just because of your cultural afiliation to a certain political party ideology ?

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water is the most valuable resource without borders . . .

the world - water - humans - the environment

The Water Information program is another complete resource of information. CHECK REPORT


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Three-quarters of the Earth's surface is covered with water, yet 98 percent is salt water and not fit for consumption.
Less than one percent of all the water on Earth is freshwater available for human consumption.
The human body is more than 60 percent water. Blood is 92 percent water, the brain and muscles are 75 percent water, and bones are about 22 percent water.
A human can survive for a month or more without eating food, but only a week or so without drinking water.
85% of the world population lives in the driest half of the planet.
783 million people do not have access to clean water
2.5 billion don’t have access to adequate sanitation
6 to 8 million people die annually from disasters and water-related diseases.
3.5 planets Earth would be needed to sustain a global population with the lifestyle of the average European or North American.
Projections of 2–3 billion population growth by 2050 will require an increase in food demand of 70% .
Over half of the world population lives in urban areas, and they are struggling to keep up with population growth (WHO/UNICEF, 2010).
By 2030, food demand is predicted to increase by 50% (70% by 2050) (Bruinsma, 2009)
While energy demand from hydropower and other renewable energy resources will rise by 60% (WWAP, 2009).
increase of both water and energy consumption, as both are interconnected will increase competition for water between water-using sectors.
Water availability is expected to decrease in many regions
Yet, global agricultural water consumption alone is estimated to increase by ~19% by 2050.
The lack of any technological progress or policy intervention will contribute to the problem to be greater.
Water for irrigation and food production constitutes one of the greatest pressures on freshwater resources.
Agriculture accounts for ~70% of global freshwater withdrawals (up to 90% in some fast-growing economies).
Economic growth and individual wealth are shifting diets from predominantly starch-based to meat and dairy, which require more water.
About 66% of Africa is arid or semi-arid
More than 300 of the 800 million people in sub-Saharan Africa live in a water-scarce environment ( they have less than 1,000 m3 per capita (NEPAD, 2006).

lead and water testing in the USA

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You can read this extensive report about water cooperation under the support of the UNESCO -UN
UN WATER - WORLD WATER DAY 2013 - INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF WATER COOPERATION

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YOU CAN ALSO READ THE COMPLETE REPORT AND RESEARCH BY CLARK MERREFIELD AND LAUREN STREIB, FOR THE DAILY BAST (article05.19.10 8:35 AM ET) by clicking : OUR MOST POLLUTED STATES

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