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By: Ryley Bailey Jennifer Freiburger Clinton Stephens
Objectives Explanation of how water is essential for life on this planet. Create an awareness of problems that arise when people lack clean drinking water How can we help people in need around the world?
Water Scarcity Main problem Water vs. Population relationship Enough freshwater for 7 billion people Distributed unevenly Wasted Polluted
Water in the United States The Safe Drinking Water Act? (1974) Millions of Americans receive high quality drinking water on a daily basis What are some things we use water for everyday? ARE WE WASTING WATER? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syvuEB-0Hao (1min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syvuEB-0Hao
Basic Terms What is Safe Drinking Water? - Water used for domestic purposes, drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene What does it means to have access? - less than a kilometer away (.62miles) - Reliable for at least 20 liters per - Member of a household a day.
%Population without Access to Safe Drinking Water http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBQK- tKQIq8
Around the World UK- 150 liters per day France -290 liters Spain-320 liters USA-575 liters Under developed countries - Kenya - NigerLESS THEN 100 liters! - Haiti - Uganda
World Water Crisis Women and Children walking miles to provide water for the family Water is scarce, and not always the cleanest
Importance of safe water Agriculture Improves sanitation/hygiene Hydration and dehydration Water Aids! HEALTH-Prevents disease (Diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid)
Importance of having access to safe water Education(increased attendance) Equal rights (women and children) Poverty Essential for life
Ending Poverty Begins with Clean Water Symptoms of no clean water Poor health Hunger Lack of Education Creates a cycle of Poverty
The Facts Water is the most critical nutrient for sustaining life. - Drinking, cooking, bathing - Each person needs 20-50 liters per day or 6-8 cups - 2/3 the human body More than one in six people worldwide - 894 million don't have access to this amount of safe freshwater.
The Facts 3.4million people die every year from unsafe drinking Water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes. -One of the top causes for disease in the world, 2 nd biggest killer of children -90% are children under age of 5 Five times as many children die each year of diarrhea and dehydration as of HIV/AIDS.
How can we make a difference? Help provide Water filtration systems The classic well Charities (one dollar) Manage water use better -don’t leave faucet running -shorter showers -reusable water bottles -never throw water away
The water use to population increase relationship has _____ in the last century 1. Tripled(x3) 2. Doubled(x2) 3. Stayed the same
Safe water must be ____ away for it to be considered accessible. 1. 5 kilometers 2. 10 kilometers 3. Less than 1 kilometer 4. 15 kilometers
Drinking water is water used for domestic purposes such as drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene. 1. True 2. False
How much water does a person need a day? 1. 100 liters 2. 20-50 liters 3. 75-100 liters 4. 100-150 liters
1 out of every six people worldwide do not have access to safe drinking water 1. True 2. False
What does water aid us in? 1. Digestion 2. Regulation of body temp 3. Carries nutrient/removes waste 4. All of the above
On average what % of the body is made up of water 1. 60% 2. 50% 3. 90% 4. 75%
Lacking access to safe drinking water can create a cycle of poverty 1. True 2. False
What does the Safe Drinking Water Act do for us? 1. Ensures safe water in U.S. 2. Provides water for other countries 3. Sets standards for water quality 4. All of the above 5. 1 and 3 only