Presentation on theme: "WATER. Water Less than 3% of all water on earth is fresh water Only a small portion (0,3%) of this is accessible through rivers or dams Freshwater consumption."— Presentation transcript:
Less than 3% of all water on earth is fresh water Only a small portion (0,3%) of this is accessible through rivers or dams Freshwater consumption has risen at a rate double that of population growth It is an increasingly scarce commodity for industrial, commercial and domestic users alike
DID YOU KNOW?
More people have cellphones than toilets
Access for all The poorest must be able to have access to water, but enough money must be generated to cover costs of treating and distributing the water You have the right to water that is affordable, economical and sustainable
Access for all Every household should receive 6 kilolitres of free water per month within 200 meters of their home – that is 25 litres per person per month
Why do we need water? cooking swimming washing dishes cleaning gardening bathing toilets brushing teeth drinking shower agriculture electricity industry and more…
Renewable Water Resources per Person in Africa The Bigger Picture
Water Conservation You are not allowed to water your garden between 10 am and 4 pm
Water footprint The total volume of fresh water that is used, either directly (actual) or indirectly (virtual) to produce a product.
Cup of coffee (250 ml) 130 litres
Slab of chocolate (100g) litres
Cotton t-shirt (250g) litres
Pair of jeans litres
Electricity 1,35 litres / kWh
Water in our homes Saving water in the home: Shower rather than bath Rainwater harvesting or grey water use Install aerators Borehole and well points Read your water meter
Bottled water cost
Bottled water resources 1 litre = 26 litres
Bottled water waste
Smart Living We cannot solve problems using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein
Rethink… It takes 10 litres of water to make an A4 sheet of paper.
The challenge: What are you going to do differently? WATER ENERGYBIODIVERSITY WASTE WATERENERGYBIODIVERSITYWASTE