Thursday, August 04, 2005

Got Water?

$46 billion - Amount spent per year globally on bottled water

$1.7 billion - Amount needed per year beyond current spending to provide clean drinking water to everyone on earth

More than one billion - Number of people worldwide who lack reliable access to safe drinking water

80 - Percentage of world illnesses due to water-borne diseases

Source: The New York Times

2 comments:

Lynell said...

Hope you don't mind, I snagged your data and put it on my blog, because the more people hear this, maybe they will begin to hear/learn/act.

SJ said...

Copy away, that's what I'm here for.