iida 2010: green heart

Critical Water Use Bill

Critical Water Use Bill by mostafa tohidifar from iran

designer's own words:

The Earth has 1,386,000,000 km3 of water total but only 2.5 percent of that is fresh water (35,029,000 km3 or 9,254,661,800 billion gallons of fresh water).

Less than 1 percent of the world's fresh water (or 0.01 percent of all water) is usable in a renewable fashion.

The average person needs a minimum of 1.3 gallons (5 liters) of water per day to survive in a moderate climate at an average activity level. The minimum amount of water needed for drinking, cooking, bathing, and sanitation is 13 gallons (50 liters).

The average person in the United States uses between 65 to 78 gallons of water (250 to 300 liters) per day for drinking, cooking, bathing, and watering their yard. The average person in the Netherlands uses only 27 gallons (104 liters) per day for the same tasks.

The average person in the African nation of Gambia uses only 1.17 gallons (4.5 liters) of water per day.

An American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than a typical person in a developing country slum uses in a whole day.(UNHDP 2006)

884 million people lack access to safe water supplies; approximately one in eight people.(UNICEF/WHO 2008)

Water use has been growing at more than the rate twice of population increase in the last century. Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and UN-Water

The UN suggests that each person needs 20-50 litres of safe freshwater a day to ensure their basic needs for drinking, cooking and cleaning. Source: World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP)

More than one in six people worldwide - 894 million - don't have access to this amount of safe freshwater. Source: World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) Joint Monitoring Programme on Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP)


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