a resource to learn
about safe drinking water
Water is vital to life and connects every part of our life. Water is the most abundant molecule in cells, making up around 70% of total cell mass. About 60% of our bodies are water. 71% of our planet’s surface is covered by water. Since water is everywhere, many often assume there is a large supply of it, so drinking water is not at the top of everyone’s list of priorities. Water is not an unlimited resource, however. Although 72% of the Earth is covered in water, 97% of this is salt water in oceans and seas, 2% of the remaining freshwater is frozen, leaving about 1% for everyone to drink.
1 out of every 3 people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water
We hope our Water Well resource can help you learn more about clean drinking water to get and keep your own water supply safe, and also give ideas to action for the global water crisis.