„Water is the coal of the future. The energy of tomorrow is water that has been decomposed by electricity. The decomposed elements of water, hydrogen and oxygen, will secure the energy supply of the earth for an unforeseeable period of time. Jules Verne in his novel: „The Mysterious Island“, published 1874.
780 million people worldwide have no access to clean drinking water.
2.5 billion people have no sanitation.
2000 Children under the age of five die every day as a result of polluted water.
With 1000 l of water you can…
…10 times take bath
…20 times take a shower
…22 times do the laundry
…166 times flushing the toilet
…365 days shave yourself
…400 times wash your hands
…2600 times toothbrush
…45454 produce ice cubes
Source: Energy and Water Potsdam
70 % of the earth is covered with water
– 97.5 % of which is salt water – only 2.5 % is fresh water
# 66,6 % of the fresh water is frozen – as ice of glaciers and poles
# 33.3% of fresh water is groundwater
# only 0.3 % of all freshwater resources on earth are easily accessible to humans in rivers and lakes
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