When it comes to environmental issues, the team at Hycura is passionate about reducing our carbon footprint, living sustainably, and producing Earth-friendly products that do not cause further harm to the planet. One of the largest problems across the globe today is the issue of water scarcity. As part of our commitment to both our customers and ourselves, we make it our mission to educate the general public on all things related to clean water, including the pressing challenge of clean water conservation. If you would like to learn more about what water scarcity really involves, read on to learn more.
What is water scarcity?
This phenomenon occurs when the need for water outweighs the resources, causing a large portion of the population to have to go without water or drink contaminated water that causes diseases and leads to fatalities. Physical water scarcity occurs when the demand is higher than what the land can provide, whereas economic scarcity occurs when water is mismanaged and those in need are forced to go without clean water because they cannot afford it.
What are some water scarcity statistics?
- As of today, an astonishing 783 million people have zero access to clean drinking water.
- Nearly 40% of that group is made up of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa
- 1 in 9 people across the globe do not have access to safe drinking water.
- 90% of the 30,000 deaths that take place every week from unsanitary water are impacting children under the age of five.
- 1 billion people the world over have no way to access water.
How can you help?
You can visit the websites below to learn about the latest water projects, find out more about the importance of clean water, and donate towards the cause as well. You can opt to make a one-time donation, a monthly payment, or spread the word and encourage others to help if you are not in the position to. Every little bit makes a huge difference!
At Hycura, we are in a constant state of innovation, ensuring that our latest products are designed to improve existing water issues and target new problems that are impacting our water system. If you would like to learn more about water scarcity, water pollution, and our environmentally-friendly septic tank treatments, we would love to hear from you. Simply fill out this contact form and one of our friendly experts will reach out to you soon. Together, we can make a difference!