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1 The importance of water
And Water Rights

2 The presence of water 70-75% of earth’s surface is covered with water
Much more fresh water is stored under the ground in aquifers than on the earth’s surface Of all the water on earth, humans can only use 3/10 of a percent of this water.

3 Water in the United States
US uses about 346,000 million gallons of fresh water everyday. The US uses nearly 80% of its water for irrigation and thermoelectric power An average US person uses gallons of water per day. Flushing the toilet takes of largest amount of water

4 Water in the Human Body ~70% of adult’s body is made up of water.
A person can live about a month without food, but only a week without water. Water leads to overall great health by flushing out wastes and bacteria that cause disease. Water can decrease risk of cancer.

5 The need for clean water
Drinking contaminated water is leading cause of epidemic disease in developing countries Clean, healthy drinking water is essential to a child’s proper mental and physical development Water can cause birth defects. 3.41 million people die each year from water, sanitation and hygiene related causes each year

6 Problems

7 Problems

8 Problems 780 million people lack access to an improved water source; approximately one in nine people. The water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns. People living informal settlements (i.e. slums) often pay times more per liter of water than wealthy people in the same city. An American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than the average person in a developing country slum uses for an entire day.

9 Solutions Needed

10 Solutions Clean water Share Water Save water
It is up to you to find solutions!

11 Examples of solutions: Grassroots Sustainable Projects
Burning in the Sun Solar powered wells Re-use of materials

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