Shocking facts about World Water Crisis

The water crisis is happening for real and nothing can stop it. Here are some of the heart-breaking water crisis facts and their devastating impact on mankind.

  • According to the International Energy Agency, by 2035, the world’s energy consumption will increase by 35 percent, which in turn will increase water consumption by 15 percent
  • 25%- 33% of Chinese lack access to safe and hygienic drinking water.
  • In 2050 the increased population will result in a 19% increase in the use of agricultural water use.
  • 46% of the globe’s (terrestrial) surface is covered by transboundary river basins which can lead to future disputes over water.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa has the largest number of water-stressed countries in any region.
  • At this rate, by the year 2040, there will not be sufficient water in the world to quench the thirst of the world population and to sustain the current energy.
  • Every 90 seconds a child dies from a waterborne disease.
  • 85% of the world population lives in the driest half of the planet.
  • A five-minute shower consumes more water than a person in a developing country uses in a day.
  • In just one day, 90% of women’s time is spent on collecting water for domestic purposes.