Water scarcity already affects every continent and more than 40 percent of the people on our planet. By 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world's population could be living under water stressed conditions.
In one minute 3 children die from a water related disease.
3.5 million people die each year from water-related diseases.
It is a global problem affecting everything from the environment to the economy; from fishing and navigation to human health and safety; from the tiniest coral polyp to the giant blue whale. Marine debris comes in many forms, it can be a cigarette butt, pieces of plastic or a 4,000-pound derelict fishing net. Debris can destroy fragile ecosystems and reefs. It is also ingested by many life forms, and will eventually enter our own food chain.