The Cochise Water Project works hard to spread the water conservation message. But not everyone is as lucky as we are to have access to clean water, according to Water.org...
The water crisis is the #1 global risk based on impact to society (as a measure of devastation), and the #8 global risk based on likelihood (likelihood of occurring within 10 years) as announced by the World Economic Forum, January 2015.
750 million people around the world lack access to safe water; approximately one in nine people.
More than twice the population of the United States lives without access to safe water.
Diarrhea caused by inadequate drinking water, sanitation, and hand hygiene kills an estimated 842,000 people every year globally, or approximately 2,300 people per day.
82% of those who lack access to improved water live in rural areas, while just 18% live in urban areas.