Each day, nearly 1,000 children die due to preventable water and sanitation-related diarrheal diseases.
Over 1.7 billion people are currently living in river basins where water use exceeds recharge.
Water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population and is projected to rise.
By 2010, in Africa, only 61% of Africans had access to clean water and 31% to adequate sanitation.
At least 1.8 billion people globally use a source of drinking water that is fecally contaminated.
2.4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation services, such as toilets or latrines.
More than 80% of wastewater resulting from human activities is discharged into rivers or sea without
Approximately 70% of all water abstracted from rivers, lakes and aquifers is used for irrigation.