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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.

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1 WATER

2 Water

3 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

4 DID YOU KNOW?

5 More people have cellphones than toilets

6 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

7 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

8 Why do we need water? cooking swimming washing dishes cleaning gardening bathing toilets brushing teeth drinking shower agriculture electricity industry and more…

9 Renewable Water Resources per Person in Africa The Bigger Picture

10 Water Conservation You are not allowed to water your garden between 10 am and 4 pm

11 Water footprint The total volume of fresh water that is used, either directly (actual) or indirectly (virtual) to produce a product.

12 Cup of coffee (250 ml) 130 litres

13 Slab of chocolate (100g) litres

14 Cotton t-shirt (250g) litres

15 Pair of jeans litres

16 Electricity 1,35 litres / kWh

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18 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

19 Bottled water cost

20 Bottled water resources 1 litre = 26 litres

21 Bottled water waste

22 450 years

23 Smart Living We cannot solve problems using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

24 Rethink… It takes 10 litres of water to make an A4 sheet of paper.

25 The challenge: What are you going to do differently? WATER ENERGYBIODIVERSITY WASTE WATERENERGYBIODIVERSITYWASTE


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