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The essential data about fresh-water explained in 10 infographics. Detailed charts and maps covering global fresh water use 1901-2014, water lost in irrigation, competing water uses 2015, death from unsafe water and sanitation and more. Learn the truth about fresh-water and how it relates to the state of the world on The Global Education Project website with un-biased facts from the most reliable sources.
Global Fresh Water Use 1901-2014 Over 2 billion people live in countries experiencing high water stress. An estimated 4 billion people, nearly two-thirds of the world population, experience severe water scarcity during at least one month of the year. Growing use of water resources...
Water Lost in Irrigation
Competing Water Uses 2015
Death from Unsafe Water and Sanitation
Amount of Irrigated Agricultural Land in the World
Total World Water
Water Required by Food Type
Percentage of Population With Reasonable Access to Safe Drinking Water
Global Use of Water and Sanitation Services "90% of the developing world's waste water is still discharged untreated into local rivers and streams." "In 2015, an estimated 2.1 billion people lacked access to safely managed drinking water services and 4.5 billion lacked access to safely managed...
Fresh Water
Only 2.5% of the world's water is fresh—the water on which the world's terrestrial life depends. Around 70% of this fresh water is frozen in ice or permafrost. How much is being used for what, and who has access to it?

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