WORLD WATER CRISIS
ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS
1-The average Sub-Saharan African uses the same amount
in a day as someone in a developed country uses when they do what?
A. Brush their teeth for two minutes with the tap running
B. Run a lawn sprinkler for a
C. Flush a toilet
D. Any of the above
2-The number of people
dying from waterborne disease is equal to how
many large passenger jets crashing every day?
3-Most of the Earth is made up of
sea. But exactly what proportion of
our planets water is not salty?
4-It takes between 0.4 and three cubic
metres of water to produce a
kilogramme of cereals. How much does a kilo of grain-fed beef need?
5-How many people in the world do
not have access to clean drinking
A.1 in 3
B.1 in 6
C.1 in 10
D.1 in 20
6-What proportion of the
worlds major rivers are seriously polluted or
7-Which of these countries uses most
water per person per year?
8-The World Commission
on Water estimates that it would cost an extra
$100bn a year to tackle global water scarcity. What is this roughly
A.The amount spent on ocean
cruises, make-up and ice-cream yearly
B.The net worth of Microsoft
chief Bill Gates
C.The estimated value of the
worldwide bottled water industry
quarter of the US budget deficit