The Water Crisis In Numbers
Short image and text video explaining the water crisis through numbers. Earth has an estimated 1.4 billion cubic km of water. But most of it is in the oceans, less than 1 percent of it is liquid fresh water. Of the world’s freshwater supplies, 70 percent are locked up in the ice caps and glaciers. Almost another 30 percent are underground and hard to reach, only about 0.3 percent is actually on the surface and easily accessible and 7.4 billion people want it; 8% urban and municipalities; 22% Energy & Industry; 70% Agriculture
2.6 billion people have gained access to an improved drinking-water source since 1990. 2.4 billion access water through other improved sources including public taps, protected wells and boreholes. By 2030 water supplies will satisfy only 60 percent of global demand and less than 50 percent in many developing regions where water supply is already under stress, including China, India, and South Africa. – Mckinsey. By 2025, half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas.