Alarming Water Facts

  • Water quality is declining in most regions, affecting the diversity of freshwater species and ecosystems
  • Poor water quality is a key cause of poverty. Around 3.1m people died in 2002 as a result of diarrhoeal diseases and malaria, 90% of whom were children
  • The world will require 55% more food by 2030, increasing the demand for irrigation which already accounts for 70% of all freshwater used by humans
  • Many places are “losing” 30-40% of water through leakage and illegal extraction
  • Political corruption is estimated to cost the water sector millions of dollars every year and undermines services

From recently released UN study

These facts show an even GREATER need to conserve the worlds most precious resource.  Filtronics wishes to thank all those that took the challenge and donated to our Water for People.  Together we can change lives.