Global Water Crisis: Water Facts

663 million people – 1 in 10 – lack access to safe water.

Every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease

160 million children suffer from stunting and chronic malnutrition linked to water and sanitation.

Diarrhea is the 3rd leading cause of child death, a majority of which are water-related.

Twice the population of the United States lives without access to safe water.

A review of rural water system sustainability in eight countries in Africa, South Asia, and Central America found an average water project failure rate of 20 – 40 percent.

Globally, 1/3 of all schools lack access to safe water and adequate sanitation.

In low and middle-income countries, 1/3 of all healthcare facilities lack a safe water source.

The water crisis is the #1 global risk based on impact to society (as a measure of devastation), as announced by the World Economic Forum in January 2015.