One in Seven People on the Planet Do No have Access to Drinking Water

"Water is the driving force of all nature, Leonardo da Vinci claimed."

"The nature of the problem is revealed by US Geological Survey figures, which show that the total amount of fresh water on Earth comes to about 2,551,100 cubic miles. Combined into a single droplet, this would produce a sphere with a diameter of about 170 miles. However, 99% of that sphere would be made up of groundwater, much of which is not accessible. By contrast, the total volume from lakes and rivers, humanity’s main source of fresh water, produces a sphere that is a mere 35 miles in diameter. That little blue droplet sustains most of the people on Earth – and it is under increasing assault as the planet heats up."

It is very eye-opening to see that one in seven people do not have access to drinking water. Our bodies are made up of 80% water. It seems incredible that people are dying every day from malnutrition and dehydration and we flush perfectly good water down the toilet. This is the global crisis of our time

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/08/how-water-shortages-lead-food-crises-conflicts?CMP=twt_gu

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