Sources

1 cotton T-shirt 2500 litres

Source: Unesco-IHE Institue for Water Education (2005) The Water Footprint for Cotton Consumption.
Link: https://waterfootprint.org/media/downloads/Report18.pdf 

1 pair of jeans 8000 litres

Source: Unesco-IHE Institue for Water Education (2005) The Water Footprint for Cotton Consumption.
Link: https://waterfootprint.org/media/downloads/Report18.pdf

1 avocado 227 litres

Source: Unesco-IHE Institue for Water Education (2010) The Green, Blue and Grey Water Footprint of Crops and Derived Crop Products
Link: https://waterfootprint.org/media/downloads/Report47-WaterFootprintCrops-Vol1.pdf

1 bottle of wine 768 litres

Source: Unesco-IHE Institue for Water Education (2010) The Green, Blue and Grey Water Footprint of Crops and Derived Crop Products
Link: https://waterfootprint.org/media/downloads/Report47-WaterFootprintCrops-Vol1.pdf 

1 baguette 48 litres

Source: Unesco-IHE Institue for Water Education (2010) The Green, Blue and Grey Water Footprint of Crops and Derived Crop Products
Link: https://waterfootprint.org/media/downloads/Report47-WaterFootprintCrops-Vol1.pdf

2.1 billion people have to walk approx. 30 minutes to get water

Source: Meeting the MDG Drinking Water and Sanitation Target: The Urban and Rural Challenge of the Decade. World Health Organization.
Link: https://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/monitoring/jmpfinal.pdf  

1,000 children under the age of 5 die every day as a result of unsafe drinking water

Source: WWAP (United Nations World Water Assessment Programme). 2017. The United Nations World Water Development Report 2017. Wastewater: The Untapped Resource. Paris, UNESCO.
Link: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000247153 

80% of all wastewater returns to the environment without proper treatment

Source: WWAP (United Nations World Water Assessment Programme). 2017. The United Nations World Water Development Report 2017. Wastewater: The Untapped Resource. Paris, UNESCO
Link: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000247153 

By 2030 60% of the world population is expected to live in cities

Source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2015). World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision
Link: https://population.un.org/wup/Publications/Files/WUP2014-Report.pdf

Cities loose up to 60% of pumped water

Source: GWI Water Data Report 2019
Link: https://www.gwiwaterdata.com/data-hub/utilities 

Energy consumption for space cooling has nearly doubled since 2000

Source: International Energy Agency (IEA) Energy Efficiency 2018 – Analysis and outlooks to 2040. IEA Market Report Series, sixth edition
Link: https://webstore.iea.org/market-report-series-energy-efficiency-2018 

Climate change will cause 30% heavier rainfalls leading to floods and inflow of seawater

Source: WWAP (United Nations World Water Assessment Programme)/UN-Water. 2018. The United Nations World Water Development Report 2018: Nature-Based Solutions for Water. Paris, UNESCO.
Link: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000261424

844 million people lack access to safely managed water

Source: Progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene: 2017 update and SDG baselines. Geneva: World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 2017
Link: https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/258617/9789241512893-eng.pdf;jsessionid=82C256C5EA630308D8CF3B79EC503432?sequence=1 

Energy consumption for space cooling has nearly doubled since 2000

Source: International Energy Agency (IEA) Energy Efficiency 2018 – Analysis and outlooks to 2040. IEA Market Report Series, sixth edition
Link: https://webstore.iea.org/market-report-series-energy-efficiency-2018 

London and Mexico City are runing out of water

Source: Circle of Blue:: Zeropolis – Big Cities, Little Water
Link: https://www.circleofblue.org/zeropolis/ 

Today, industries account for 20% of all water consumption

Source: UNESCO (2012) United Nations world water development report 4: managing water under uncertainty and risk
Link: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000215644

Globally, we are losing an average of 30% of all pumped fresh water

Source: Quantifying the global non-revenue water problem, R. Liemberger and A. Wyatt

Mexico City

Source: Circle of Blue: Floods and Water Shortages Swamp Mexico City
Link: https://www.circleofblue.org/2018/latin-america/floods-water-shortages-swamp-mexico-city/ 

Demand for water is projected to increase by 70% by 2050

Source: Unesco World Water Assessment programme 2017
Link: http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/SC/pdf/WWDR4%20Background%20Briefing%20Note_ENG.pdf 

2 billion city residents will suffer shortages by 2050. 

Sources: United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6, UNWD Report 2018 
Link: https://www.unwater.org/publications/world-water-development-report-2018/

Climate change will cause 30% heavier rainfalls leading to floods and inflow of seawater

Source: WWAP (United Nations World Water Assessment Programme)/UN-Water. 2018. The United Nations World Water Development Report 2018: Nature-Based Solutions for Water. Paris, UNESCO.
Link: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000261424

Flooding affects approximately 250 million people worldwide and causes USD 40 billion in losses on an annual basis

Source: OECD 2016 - Financial Management of Flood Risk
Link: https://www.oecd.org/daf/fin/insurance/OECD-Financial-Management-of-Flood-Risk.pdf

Pumps currently account for 10% of the world’s electricity consumption

Source: The European Union - Commission Staff Working Document Commission Staff Working Document Accompanying Document to the Commission Regulation Implementing Directive 2005/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for electric motors FULL IMPACT ASSESMENT (C(2009) 5675) (SEC (2009) 1014) COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 641/2009 of July 2009 Implementing Directive 2005/32/EC of the European Parliament and the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for glandless standalone circulators and glandless circulators integrated in products