But wait, there's more!
How about these statistics:
One billion people in the world lack safe drinking water, and 2.6 billion people lack access to a toilet.
And here I am with THREE taps in an apartment for just one person!
Today's "Worldview" show on public radio featured a segment on drinking water around the world and the upcoming global water crisis.
Jerome McDonnell interviewed people from The Peer Water Exchange and Ann Feldman, founder of the Chicago group Artistic Circles - which just released the documentary Water Pressures, about water scarcity in Rajasthan, India. It is the most water-distressed region in the world.
Some stats from the movie:
1 in 8 people worldwide lack access to safe water. In the Thar Desert outside Rajasthan, India, local rainfall is just two inches/year. The average individual in Rajasthan uses 4 liters of water/day. In the US 400 liters/day.
Hear the radio show here.
On Saturday, the India Development Service will present a seminar called, "Water: Sacredness, Scarcity and Sustainability" from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. at the Loyola University Medical Center Strich School of Medicine in Maywood. Click here for more.