Our freshwater needs YOU

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Our health, our ecosystems, and our future depend on the choices we make. Learn more about how you can help.

 

Clear blue water in a lake with a cliff
1%

DID YOU KNOW

Freshwater is a limited resource. Only 1/100th of 1% of the world’s water is readily available for human use. [Source] Link opens a new window

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Coffee beans being washed by a machine
34

DID YOU KNOW

Are you using more water than you know? From plant to percolator, your morning cup of coffee takes 34 gallons of water to produce. [Source] Link opens a new window

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micro-plastics floating in water
1

DID YOU KNOW

What’s in your water? Through drinking water and other sources, you could be ingesting 1 credit card’s worth of microplastics every week. [Source] Link opens a new window

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A barren field with a drought and a farm house
50%

DID YOU KNOW

Climate change affects how much freshwater we have, and where it is. More than half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas by 2050. [Source] Link opens a new window

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A duck swimming in a lake that is covered with algae
$272 M

DID YOU KNOW

Ecosystems are at risk. Scientists estimate a cost of $272 million each year for the Lake Erie economy if we don’t address harmful algae blooms that are posing threats to drinking water safety and ecosystem health. [Source] Link opens a new window

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Dirty water draining into a waterway
80%

DID YOU KNOW

Pollution is a human problem. Some 80 percent of the world’s wastewater is dumped—largely untreated—back into the environment, polluting rivers, lakes, and oceans. [Source] Link opens a new window

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FRESHWATER IS A PRECIOUS AND LIMITED RESOURCE, AND IT IS FACING SEVERE THREATS. POLLUTION, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES ARE TAKING THEIR TOLL.

AquaAction is a platform to help you explore North America’s urgent water crisis, imagine new solutions, and take action to save freshwater and protect our future.

 

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Thousands of people are taking AquaAction to save freshwater. Support the next generation of freshwater solutions. Every drop counts.