Facts & Tips
In September 2010, international research firm, GlobeScan, together with think tank, SustainAbility, conducted a survey of more than 1200 leading experts across 80 countries as to the best solutions to the global water crisis. The experts identified “education and awareness, so as to motivate lasting behaviour change” as the # 1 solution.
Education to change consumption / lifestyle
In the end, changing the face of this crisis involves education to motivate new behaviors. Coping with the coming era of water scarcity will require major overhaul of all forms of consumption, from individual use to the supply chains of major corporations, like GE. Some regions led by India, Australia and the Southwest U.S., are already facing the freshwater crisis. The most critical task is making sure the problem is much better understood worldwide.
In our Facts and Tips section we share some of the information we have collected with you:
- Water Saving Tips
- Water in South Africa
- Bottled Water Facts
- Tap Water Facts
- What to do with all that plastic
If you would like to contribute to this section, please email us.
Here are some info graphics we have developed and others we have found:
The FLOW poster:
SeeYourImpact.org Clean Water Infographic:
Where the water is:
Water Footprint of Products:
Feel free to download this poster. It visualises the water footprint of twelve selected commodities. You can print the poster at A3-format (0.3MB) and use it for any non-commercial purpose. The poster has been designed by Timm Kekeritz, Berlin. A larger poster showing more products (A0-format) can be ordered through Kekeritz’s website www.virtualwater.eu. Here you can also get a corresponding iPhone application.
Source: Water Footprint
The Facts about Bottled Water:
Source: Online Eductation
An interactive map
Try out this interactive map to view the water footprint per inhabitant for 132 nations. The size of the drop visualises the volume of the annual water footprint per person. The map has been designed by Angela Morelli, Italian designer living in London. At www.angelamorelli.com you can find more of Morelli’s designs.