Water, a global necessity

What is the current availability of water in the world?

What are some global water problems?

Currently one in 10 people on the planet does not have access to clean water. In AFRICA women and girls spend around 200 million hours carrying water every day. A woman in rural Africa walks 4 miles a day to carry 40 pounds of water.

Currently, 2.2 billion people do not have access to safely managed drinking water and 4.2 billion, or 55% of the world's population, do not have safely managed sanitation. Water consumption has increased six-fold over the last century and is increasing at about 1% per year.

By 2030, two-thirds of the world's population could face water shortages, and ecosystems around the world will suffer even more.

The water market is increasingly subjected to strong stress.

States, public organizations, FAO and UN and private actors are looking for environmentally sustainable solutions that can improve the situation. The allocation of financial resources in this perspective grows every year:

The USA, the European Community and the United Nations have currently allocated over 50 billion dollars to fight the water crisis over the next 10 years and forecasts speak of a further 200 billion starting from 2025.

Water will be the main blessings this century!

Having water in third world countries could be a disincentive to migration
It would bring jobs and economic strength and encourage local businesses.
Sustainable water would improve the carbon footprint caused by desalination.
Clean water would solve many disease problems (cholera, typhoid...) and solve some of the problems of childhood diseases.