Water Stats from Around the World

By 18/08/2016 Hydration

Our aim at Hydratem8 is to keep the whole family hydrated, because we know the importance of drinking the right amount of water for your health. We are also passionate about seeing access to clean fresh water improve around the world which is why we support Pump Aid with every purchase of a Hydratem8 bottle. Purchase today to help us make a difference in hard to reach communities, improving sanitation and bringing safe hydration to everyone.

Here are some interesting statistics about water from around the world:

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  1. By 2025 water scarcity is expected to affect more than 1.8 billion people—hurting agricultural workers and poor farmers the most
  2. Globally, at least 1.8 billion people use a drinking-water source contaminated with faeces
  3. 6 billion people have gained access to an improved drinking-water source since 1990.Nearly half of them live in India and China.
  4. The average person in the UK uses 150 litres of water a day. In Australia it’s around 500 litres and in the USA, over 570 litres
  5. Women in Africa and Asia often carry water on their heads weighing 20kg, the same as the average UK airport luggage allowance.
  6. Water in Accra, Ghana, costs three times as much as in New York.
  7. Water consumption in a US household is eight times that of an Indian household.
  8. In India alone, water borne diseases cost the economy 73 million working days per year.
  9. In sub-Saharan Africa a child’s chance of dying from diarrhoea is over 500 times greater than in Europe.
  10. Nearly 70 million Chinese people drink contaminated water.
  11. 90% of the world’s fresh water is in Antarctica and 20% of the world’s unfrozen fresh water is in Lake Baikal in Russia.
  12. In Peru, there’s a billboard that creates drinkable water out of thin air!

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