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Precious Water

Precious Water
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Copyright: Subhrojyoti Banerjee (subhrojyoti) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 32] (194)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-19
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Canon 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM, Sigma EX Multi-coated UV 58mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/25 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-25 21:39
Viewed: 2743
Points: 4
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Few WATER facts:

-3.575 million people die each year from water-related disease.

-43% of water-related deaths are due to diarrhea.

-84% of water-related deaths are in children ages 0 – 14.

-98% of water-related deaths occur in the developing world.

-884 million people, lack access to safe water supplies, approximately one in eight people.

-The water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns.

-At any given time, half of the world’s hospital beds are occupied by patients suffering from a water-related disease.

-Less than 1% of the world’s fresh water (or about 0.007% of all water on earth) is readily accessible for direct human use.

-An American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than the typical person living in a developing country slum uses in a whole day.

-About a third of people without access to an improved water source live on less than $1 a day. More than two thirds of people without an improved water source live on less than $2 a day.

-Poor people living in the slums often pay 5-10 times more per liter of water than wealthy people living in the same city.

-Without food a person can live for weeks, but without water you can expect to live only a few days.

-The daily requirement for sanitation, bathing, and cooking needs, as well as for assuring survival, is about 13.2 gallons per person.

-Over 50 percent of all water projects fail and less than five percent of projects are visited, and far less than one percent have any longer-term monitoring.

Source - www.water.org

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This is a good picture with nice detail and good clarity of the water. The notes are also very good as I wouldnt have thought that water was such a problem in the World.
Good shot and notes. TFS

Wow! Excellent point of view and focus. I love the way the red edge of the stem shows up so well in each droplet. Great capture. I am adding it to my favourites.

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