Global Water Crisis
Water is so essential to health and well-being that the United Nations (UN) considers access to it a basic human right. The UN also acknowledges the serious consequences faced by those who cannot access adequate supplies of fresh water include increased exposure to deadly diseases, food insecurity, and severe socioeconomic disadvantage.
According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), approximately 1.1 billion people chronically struggle to access adequate supplies of safe water while a total of about 2.7 billion people face water scarcity for at least one month each year. Climate change is often cited as a major contributing factor.
At the same time, water consumption rates continue to rise dramatically throughout the world. Adopting usage rates from 2018 as a...Read more