Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink. This phrase from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s iconic poem Rime of the Ancient Mariner, bemoaned the fate of sailors who could not get freshwater to drink, despite being surrounded by water. Who was to know that the fear and pain of the ill-fated sailor would become a reality in the 21st century?!
Today, we live in a world where freshwater resources remain finite, while the global population multiplies: in the last 40 years, population has doubled, but freshwater usage has quadrupled. Read the facts – it’s time to wake up!
The Global Water Crisis:
Infographic by – Seametrics