Zvuky Prahy / Sounds of Prague

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Dripping Water, statistics and Universe and guilt

Creator: milos (Miloš Vojtěchovský)
Submitted: 2021-03-26
Recorded: 2021-03-22
Licence: Creative Commons Licence
Download: kohoutek2.mp3

Since 1933, March 22 has been celebrated as World Water Day, but few actually celebrate it. Perhaps in India? The idea originated at the Conference on Environment and Development (Earth Summit) in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, and it was suggested for educational purposes by the United Nations that water, especially drinking water, should be valued more by humanity. Probably in future we are facing expanding of deserts, or desertification, because minority consider drinking water, or water in general, clear air, green trees, wild plants and living animals as commons.

In developing countries, 22% of health facilities suffer from a lack of drinking water and 22% do not have sanitation. In 2025, half of the world's population is likely to live in areas with a shortage of drinking water.

Statistics of how much drinking water we consume per day per capita when we:
flush of toilet: 10 - 12 l
bath in bath: 100 - 150 l
take a shower: 60 - 80 l
one use of dishwasher: 15 - 30 l
washing machine: 40 - 80 l
car washing: 200 - 300 l
hand washing: 3 l
drink per day: 1.5 l
daily in the kitchen: 5 - 7 l

How much an average person per day consume water in
USA: 300 l
Western Europe: 150 - 200 l
Czech Republic: 120 l
Africa and third world countries: 10 l