According to the latest data, between 800 and 900 million people are without access to good water in the world. Reliable sources like Water.org indicate that;
- every 21 seconds, a child dies from a water- related illness
- women spend 200 million hours a day collecting water
- 3.4 million people die each year from a water-related disease (almost the entire city of Los Angeles)
- Lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills children at a rate equivalent of a jumbo jet crashing every 4 hours
So, next time you take a shower, appreciate what you have and if you can, try to make it shorter than usual.
You can also get involved by checking some of the amazing initiatives that water.org is supporting.