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2020 Water Day-- 7 and 1/2 Billion Drops of Water

Seven and a half billion. That's how many people share our planet in 2020. That's a hard number to grasp, so we've decided to show people just how much it is in drops of industrial waste water. How much water is 7 and a half billion drops? 375,000 liters. What can you do with 375,000 liters of pure water? Grow 17 kilos of roasted coffee, make 15 hamburgers, refine 250 kilos of sugar, or build 2 or 3 cars.

Of course we can't use our water for any of those things-- even if we wanted to. Instead, our 375,000 of waste water will become a small pond or 'eco-machine' seeded with micro-organisms specially chosen to clean the water of its toxins. In time we'll be able to add small fish and water plants. Before long we'll have a clean, self-sustaining pond from which we can harvest fish, fertilizer and watercress.

Our motto for this year is 'Precious drops-- precious lives. Don't waste one!'


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Comment by Elora Ramirez on April 23, 2010 at 1:08pm
Love this idea! I also love that you didn't "waste" the water. :)
Comment by NANGAR SOOMRO on April 25, 2010 at 11:23am
Dear Sarah, I am with you on this idea "'Precious drops-- precious lives. Don't waste one"". You deserve Vision point. thanks
Comment by Iyamuremye Jean de Dieu on April 26, 2010 at 8:12am
Good post! Water is life, do not waste.
Comment by Brandon Cline on April 27, 2010 at 5:55am
Nice! An orginal soundtrack would go well with the opening of your eco-machine pond. Maybe a remix of "I Will Walk 500 Miles"..."Well, what can we do with 7 1/2 billion drops of dirty water? Eco-machine! Add micro-organisms! Clean the pond! Start an eco-system! Da dadada dadada dadada..."

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