Sunday, April 4, 2010

Flowchart on drinkable water in the world

From the Tree Hugger blog:
2.5 gallons: The sustainable amount of water per person much of the world is allocated per day.
80-100 gallons: The amount of water per day used by the average American citizen
$11.3 billion: The amount of money required to provide basic levels of service for drinking and waste water in Africa and Asia.
88 percent: Number of deaths from diarrhea are caused from unsafe drinking water, inadequate availability of water for hygiene, and lack of access to sanitation; this translates to more than 1.5 million of the 1.9 million children under five who perish from diarrhea each year. This amounts to 18% of all under-five deaths and means that more than 4,000 children are dying every day as a result of diarrhoeal diseases.
$35 billion: The amount of money spent on bottled water in the most developed countries in the world.
2.7 tons: The amount of plastic used to bottle water. 86% become garbage or litter.

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