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Water

Seen from above, we know that the surface of the planet Earth is mostly made up of water. Fresh water is the source of all life on our planet and essential for our daily activities – including human life.

Did you know

  • 71% is Water

    Water covers 71% of the Earth’s surface.

    2.5% of all water is freshwater.

    97.5% is saltwater.

  • Freshwater

    Out of freshwater 70% is NOT accessible.

    Most of the freshwater in the world is used to grow food.

  • Contaminated

    At least 1.8 billion people world-wide are estimated to drink water that is faecally contaminated.

  • More people have cell phones than toilets.

  • No Drinking Water

    Nearly 1 billion people have no access to clean drinking water.

  • Water Scarcity

    More than 60 countries are expected to suffer from economic water scarcity in 2025.

  • Water is renewable,

    BUT Finite

    source while world population is growing.

  • Virtual Water I

    1 potato needs 25 liters

    1 cup coffee 140 liters

    1 apple 70 liters

    1 glass milk 200 liters

  • Virtual Water II

    1 kg grain 1500 liters

    1 hamburger 2400 liters

    1 beef steak 7000 liters

    1 kg meat 15000 liters