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Facts: Water

Facts: Water
Water 1 in 10 people lack access to safe water Sanitation 1 in 3 people lack access to a toilet Women & Children Women and children spend 125 million hours each day collecting water Disease Every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease Economics Every $1 invested in water and sanitation provides a $4 economic return Facts About Water & Sanitation Share 663 million people - 1 in 10 - lack access to safe water.1 2.4 billion people - 1 in 3 - lack access to a toilet.1 Twice the population of the United States lives without access to safe water.1,2 1/3 of the global population lives without access to a toilet.1,2 More people have a mobile phone than a toilet.1,3 The water crisis is the #1 global risk based on impact to society (as a measure of devastation), as announced by the World Economic Forum in January 2015. 4 Resource Links Look for more facts in our collection of Water Resource Links. References Donate now Get involved chevron_right Enewsletter sign-up

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Clean Water Crisis, Water Crisis Facts, Water Crisis Resources A Clean Water Crisis The water you drink today has likely been around in one form or another since dinosaurs roamed the Earth, hundreds of millions of years ago. While the amount of freshwater on the planet has remained fairly constant over time—continually recycled through the atmosphere and back into our cups—the population has exploded. This means that every year competition for a clean, copious supply of water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and sustaining life intensifies. Water scarcity is an abstract concept to many and a stark reality for others. It is the result of myriad environmental, political, economic, and social forces.

Water & Sanitation Clean water saves lives. Water is life. When water is unsafe and sanitation non-existent, water can kill. Globally, waterborne illnesses are a leading cause of death for children under five, killing nearly 1,000 children every day. Issues › Water Health and Sanitation Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren't strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses. With basic education about proper sanitation, such as hand-washing and the use of latrines many fatal diseases can be avoided.

Stats for Country Grouping: Densely populated countries Pie charts Citation "Stats for Country Grouping: Densely populated countries", NationMaster. Virtual Water - Discover how much WATER we EAT everyday The good news is that each one of us can also make the world a little more water secure, ready to face the needs of our peak population future. How? The answer lies in our shopping baskets.

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The Trading Game 1. Divide the class into small groups and set up the game.Tell students that they will participate in a hypothetical trading game. Divide the class into five groups and assign each group one of the following countries: United Kingdom, China, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, and Ghana. List the following exports and their values on the board for reference during trading: Gold—5 points per unitOil—4 points per unitLumber—3 points per unitElectronics—2 points per unitCoffee—1 point per unit Provide each group with a random set of approximately ten trading cards from the handout. Global water scarcity information for young people Introduction to global water scarcity For many people, water has never been a big story in their lives. This is because they live in communities that have good water supply systems. They turn on the tap and clean water flows, everyday of the year. This makes it very difficult for people to appreciate how precious water is. Water is life. Plants, animals and humans all depend on this invaluable natural resource for life.

8 ways Magna Carta still affects life in 2015 Magna Carta had a dual impact on the British Empire and its successor, the Commonwealth of Nations. It was used by British administrators, colonists and merchants to justify the nation's imperial ambitions but its legacy has also been invoked by Indigenous people and colonial subjects in their pursuit of justice and independence. Britain's early overseas ambitions were mercantile and chartered companies like the East India Company and the Hudson's Bay Company were granted monopolies by royal decree. This upset other British merchants, who in 1690 asserted that the right to free commerce granted by Magna Carta should also apply in the colonies. According to historian Zoe Laidlaw, from the 18th century onwards, "it was expatriate Britons and their descendants, not the imperial government, who asserted rights under Magna Carta".