Global water crisis
The supply of water has been taken for granted across the world.
Water is the driving force of all nature, the great Leonardo da Vinci had observed.
Unfortunately, for our planet, supplies are now running dry – at an alarming rate.
The world’s population continues to soar but that rise in numbers has not been matched by an increase in supplies of fresh water.
The consequences are proving to be profound.
Across the globe, reports reveal huge areas in acute crisis.
More than a billion people, one in seven on the planet, now lack access to safe drinking water.
"Small wonder that the World Economic Forum has listed water scarcity as the largest global risk in terms of potential impact over the next decade.
Half of the world’s largest cities experience water scarcity.
Although a mere 0.014 per cent of all water on Earth is both fresh and easily accessible (of the remaining water, 97 per cent is saline and a little less than 3 per cent is hard to access), technically, there is a sufficient amount of freshwater on a global scale, for mankind to get by.