World Water Day - March 22

"On World Water Day, let us commit to developing the necessary policies to ensure that water and sustainable energy are guaranteed to many and not just some."
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a statement in honor of World Water Day.

Water and energy are closely intertwined and interdependent. Energy transfer requires the utilization of water resources, especially for hydroelectric, nuclear and thermal energy sources.
We sometimes take the water for granted, but about a billion people around the world do not have access to clean and safe drinking water.

In honor of International Water Day declared by the United Nations in 1992, get some facts you (maybe) did not know about water that will make you think about water differently:

3.4 million people die each year from water-related factors.

People in Africa and Asia have to walk an average of 6 km to collect water.

An average swimming pool loses 3.785 liters a month as a result of evaporation and other factors.

Flushing an average toilet uses 6 gallons of clean water.

Our bones contain 31% water.

Only 1% of the world's water is drinkable.

Nearly 700 million people in China drink contaminated water.

In Cape Town, South Africa, there is a severe shortage of water. The government has imposed severe restrictions on water consumption and by April 2018 the city may remain without water at all.

In Peru, there is a sign that creates potable water from air.

The water itself does not conduct electricity but the impurities and particles that are in it.

Hot water is heavier than cold water.

90% of the fresh water in the world is in the Antarctic continent.

There is a reservoir of floating water in space that is equivalent to 140 trillion times all the water in the oceans of the world.

2/3 of the water consumed in an average home is wasted in the bathroom.

About 75% of man's finds are made of water.

Each foot contains about 250,000 sweat glands.

Drinking too much water can cause water poisoning.

Water makes up only 0.07% of the Earth's mass, or 0.4% of its volume.

The water is azure turquoise due to the weak absorption in the red part of the visible spectrum.

20% of the non-frozen fresh water is in a single lake: Lake Baikal in Russia.

Under certain circumstances, hot water can freeze faster than cold water.

March 22 is also Wonder Woman's birthday

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