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The Most Precious Resource on our Planet

Posted by: Gareth Dinnage | May 20, 2015

Water is a finite resource which is crucial to all living beings. Yet some of us are clueless to how it's being used and how demand is projected to soar in the near future.  

Why not test out your water knowledge!

 

What share of the earth's surface is covered by water?


A. 50%
B. 60%
C. 70%
D. 80%
E. 90%


 What share of the earth's water is freshwater?


A. 2.5%
B. 12.5%
C. 25%
D. 32.5%
E. 45%


 What share of the earth's freshwater is currently readily accessible?


A. 1%
B. 15%
C. 30%
D. 45%
E. 60%


 By how much is global demand for water forecasted to exceed supply by 2030 according to some estimates?  


A. 5%
B. 10%
C. 20%
D. 30%
E. 40%


 How much water does it take to produce the meat for just one hamburger?


A. 60 - 80 gallons of water
B. 200 - 300 gallons of water
C. 600 - 800 gallons of water
D. 2,000 - 6,000 gallons of water
E. 4,000 - 18,000 gallons of water



How many total hours do women around the world spend collecting water for their families each day?







How well did you do?  Answers below! 


What share of the earth's surface is covered by water? 

Answer C

What share of the earth's water is freshwater?

Answer A

What share of the earth's freshwater is currently readily accessible?

Answer A

By how much is global demand for water forecasted to exceed supply by 2030 according to some estimates?  

Answer E

How much water does it take to produce the meat for just one hamburger?

Answer E

How many total hours do women around the world spend collecting water for their families each day?

Answer E


Full Quiz via http://www.globalsherpa.org/quiz-water-access