The Water Crisis
Every year, a staggering 80% of contaminated municipal water goes untreated or unused, leading to a devastating toll of over 485,000 deaths, with children being the most vulnerable victims of waterborne diseases. However, by implementing simple yet targeted efforts to treat organic polluted water, we can make a direct and long-lasting impact on the health and vitality of communities.
In urban areas where safe drinking water and sanitation are lacking, the consequences on public health are grave. Diseases such as cholera, malaria, dysentery, typhoid, polio, and diarrhea become rampant. Shockingly, according to Unesco, one out of every nine individuals worldwide relies on unsafe and unimproved water sources that are contaminated.
An alarming number of 1.5 billion people worldwide are deprived of proper sewage treatment, highlighting a concerning issue of water scarcity. Looking ahead to 2025, a staggering 3.5 billion individuals are anticipated to confront water shortages, predominantly attributed to the detrimental effects of water pollution.
Every single day, a staggering amount of 2 million tons of sewage, industrial, and agricultural waste is released into the vast expanse of the world's water bodies. This astonishing figure is comparable to the collective weight of the entire human population.