- More than one billion people worldwide do not have access to clean water.
- Water-related diseases are the leading cause of death in the world, taking the lives of 6,000 people a day, and are responsible for 80 percent of all sickness in the world.
- 40 billion hours are lost annually to hauling water, a chore primarily undertaken by women and girls.
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PS: March 22 is World Water Day, don't forget!
Source: How to Change the World and International Aid Workers Today. Picture courtesy PlayPumps.org.