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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.