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World water Day! Today!

By 6 years ago
Categories Yucatan

Celebrate it today save it every day!

The 22 March of each year was designated by The United Nations General Assembly as the World Day for Water by adopting a resolution. This world day for water was to be observed starting in 1993, in conformity with the recommendations of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development contained in chapter 18 (Fresh Water Resources) of Agenda 21.

Today, 22 March 2011 we are celebrating it and even though we have just finished phase and we have no volunteers on base. Two GVI staff members went to Chetumal to support Amigos de Sian ka’an in the activities to raise awareness on water conservation! Check this site for the blog!

We would also like to invite you all to think about the water you use and how can you reduce its consumption! Not only today but always to raise awareness too with your family, friends coworkers, etc to reduce its consumption. Check out some interesting facts and figures from (http://www.lenntech.com/water-trivia-facts.htm#ixzz1HM957ZGN):

Most of the earth’s surface consists of water; there is much more water than there is land.

There is the same amount of water on earth as there was when the earth was formed. The water that came from your faucet could contain molecules that Neanderthals drank…

Less than 1% of the water supply on earth can be used as drinking water.

Approximately 66% of the human body consists of water. Water exists within all our organs and it is transported throughout our body to assist physical functions.

The total amount of water in the body of an average adult is 37 litres.

A single tree will give off 265 liters (70 gallons) of water per day in evaporation.

Americans use five times the amount of water that Europeans use.

Humans daily use about 190 litres (50 gallons) of water.

A person pays about 25 cents for water use on a daily basis.

Two thirds of the water used in a home is used in the bathroom.

To flush a toilet we use 7.5 to 26.5 litres (2 to 7 gallons) of water.

In a five-minute shower we use 95 to 190 litres (25 to 50 gallons) of water.

To brush your teeth you use 7.5 litres (2 gallons) of water.

It takes 5,680 litres (1,500 gallons) of water to process one barrel of beer.


How much do you use? How much can you save?