Did anybody notice that World Water day was yesterday, Wednesday, March 22. This year’s theme was /is Waste Water.
5 thoughts on waste water from World Water Day.
Over 80% of all waste water is not used again. According to the U.N. recycling waste water could help ease water shortages. With treatment and technology this used water can become new again.
70% of all water withdrawals are from agriculture. Irrigation systems are responsible for the most water withdrawls world-wide. As the use of technology in farming drops, there is an increase in the use of this raw resource. This is a problem because in underdeveloped countries there can be a more problematic access to water, and the amount of water needed for agriculture can go as high as 90% of what is available.
Leaking taps lose up to 5,500 liters of water a year.
Less than 3% of the world’s water is drinkable…and most of that is trapped as ice in the Arctic and Antarctic.
Over 20% of all fresh water fish species are in danger or extinct. Our use of freshwater has a significant impact on our fish populations. it is just not about us.