Water, Water Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink

The saying “Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink” was coined by poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798). But what he said almost two centuries ago is coming true in real life today: Water scarcity.

Researchers reveal that 70% of the Earth is covered in water, but just 2% of the planet’s water is fresh. And 1.6% of this water is locked in polar ice caps and glaciers. So, the 7 billion population of the world is left with just 0.4% of consumable water.

Recently, Unilever, through the Unilever Foundation, in partnership with PSI (Population Services International) launched Waterworks, a not-for-profit programme that will provide safe clean drinking water to communities in need around the world. (Read: Unilever Launches Water Initiative on Facebook)

And a group of researchers has put together an infographic “Degrees of Thirst” that sheds light on the water shortage issues persisting in the world today. It’s given below:

Degrees of Thirst
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