Guess Who

Do you know your Wildlife?

Water covers about 70% of the planet's surface, and only 3% of that is freshwater that contains little or no salt.
Most of that freshwater is frozen, which means that only about 1% of all the water on Earth is available for drinking and other uses.
That's why it is so important to take care of the water we have.

Water is essential for life

Can you live without water

Think about it...

Think of all the ways you use water every day.
People use water for things like washing their hands, brushing their teeth, bathing and flushing the toilet.
People also use lots of water for cooking, cleaning, and of course, drinking.
You may even go swimming in it!
If you are lucky, water always seems to be there. It comes out of the tap every time you turn it on.
The world has lots of water, but it also has lots of living things (including people)that need it.
Unfortunately, not everyone has water when they need it.



The Reality of water around the world

More than 500 million people around the world have no safe clean water supply. This affects our health.
Millions of people die every year dfrom diseases caused from using dirty water. Many of them are children under the age of 5.
Little or no water prevents many young children, especially girls, from going to school. They are busy helping their mothers fetching water.
A lack of clean water means the no toilets or dirty toilets in schools.
We can practice water conservation by only using what we need and by keeping our water clean.

Women have to walk long distance just to fetch water
Children miss school because they have to help fetch water
People have to share water with wildlife from dry rivers

Many people have no water at home and have to bath in rivers.
Many other people have to search for water in dry rivers.
Other people have to dig holes just to find water.