Water Facts

The below are some interesting water facts :

  • Over 345 million people worldwide are estimated to live without access to running water. This is what the World Health Organisation refer to as the Water Crisis
  • An estimated 3 million people die annually as a result of water related diseases. 99% of these deaths occur in the developing world, and are primarily as a result of water pollution.
  • Water can dissolve more substances than any other liquid
  • Over 70% of the total surface area of the earth is water
  • Pure water is totally neutral (ie not acidic or alkaline)
  • More water is stored underground in the earths water table, than on the surface
  • The earths temperature is fully regulated solely by water
  • The freezing point of water is zero degrees Celsius
  • When water freezes to form ice, the ice is 9% lighter than the water in its liquid format – this is the reason why ice floats on top of water
  • The blood in a human body comprises roughly 83% water
  • A human being can live for approximately a month without absorbing food, but less than two weeks without absorbing water

We hope you enjoyed the above water trivia and water facts

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