Infographic Reveals Results from Declining Water Levels

September 17, 2014

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To bring attention to the power and the importance of clean water, Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology in Athens, created an infographic that focuses on how providing clean water could change the world. It includes several facts about the effect water has on social change and human health, such as the following:

  • Clean water can reduce water-related deaths by 21%. Add in sanitation and hand washing and those numbers skyrocket, according to the infographic.
  • Every week, 30,000 people die from unsafe water and poor living conditions, the infographic says.
  • One study in Africa found cutting the time needed to travel to a water source from 30 to 15 minutes meant a 12% increase in girls attending school.

The infographic can be downloaded and embedded in websites.

Ohio University Infographic

Click to see the full sized image. Photo courtesy of the Ohio University (Athens) Online Master of Science in Civil Engineering program.


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