In the prophecies of Ezekiel about the time of the end, there is an interesting scripture that relates to the subject of this post. Ezk. 47:1-10 speaks of water coming out from under the newly built temple at the beginning of the Millennium. This water heals all of the waters that it touches and apparently eventually heals all the waters of the earth.
It appears that the waters of the earth have become very polluted to need this kind of treatment. It seems important to note that in God’s eyes, He would make provision for the cleaning of the waters of the earth.
The article quoted below lists 50 FACTS about our water and the crisis that is developing. Remember the bible also states that Christ is returning to deal with those that are destroying the earth.
Rev_11:18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
50 Heartbreaking Facts and Stats About The Global Water Crisis
- 1,800 child deaths every day are linked to water, sanitation and hygiene
- 2,000 children aged 5 and under die every day from a water-related disease
- 783 million people do not have access to clean and safe water worldwide
- 1 in 9 people worldwide do not have access to safe and clean drinking water.
- 443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related diseases.
- Children in poor environments often carry 1,000 parasitic worms in their bodies at any time.
- Lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills children at a rate equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every four hours.
- In developing countries, as much as 80% of illnesses are linked to poor water and sanitation conditions.
- Every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease.
- 1 in 3 people, or 2.4 billion, are without improved sanitation facilities.
- There are 119 million in China; 97 million in India; 66 million in Nigeria; 36 million in DRC; and 15 million in Pakistan without clean drinking water
- 58% of total diarrhoeal deaths that could be averted through safe drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene
- 842,000 diarrhoeal diseases deaths per year result from lack of safe drinking-water and inadequate sanitation and hygiene
- More than one-third of Africa’s population lacks access to safe drinking water
- 25-33% of Chinese do not have access to safe drinking water
- Sub-Saharan Africa has the largest number of water-stressed countries of any region
- While it takes about 12 gallons per day to sustain a human the average American uses about 158 gallons
- By 2050, 1 in 5 developing countries will face water shortages
- Half of the global population lives in countries where water tables are rapidly falling
- 85% of the world population lives in the driest half of the planet.
- Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.
- In the past 10 years, diarrhea has killed more children than all the people lost to armed conflict since World War II.
- An American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than a typical person in a developing country slum uses in a whole day.
- Most of the world’s population spends up to 3 hours a day to get the water they need to survive.
- 27 percent of people living in cities do not have water piped into their homes
- If we did nothing other than provide access to clean water, without any other medical intervention, we could save 2 million lives a year.
- In villages where access to clean water is provided, the infant mortality rate can drop by 50%.
- In just one day, more than 200 million hours of women’s time is consumed collecting water for domestic use.
- In some places, women have to walk nearly 10 kilometers to reach a water source.
- If people had access to clean drinking water, 320 million productive days could be gained each year due to improved health.
- When walking great distances to retrieve water, women are at greater risk of sexual assault and harassment.
- In Africa, every $1 spent on water and sanitation generates a return of $9 in saved time
- Women are responsible for 72% of the water collected in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Nearly 10% of the global disease burden could be reduced through improved water supply, sanitation, and hygiene.
- Without clean water and sanitation, it is impossible to address poverty, hunger or AIDS.
- Women and girls often spend up to 6 hours each day collecting water
- $260 billion is lost globally each year due to lack of safe water and sanitation.
- Universal access to safe water and sanitation would result in $32 billion in economic benefits each year from reductions in health care costs
- Time spent gathering water around the world translates to $24 billion in lost economic benefits each year.
- In low and middle-income countries, 1/3 of all healthcare facilities lack a safe water source.
- More than 1/2 of all primary schools in developing countries don’t have adequate water facilities and nearly 2/3 lack adequate sanitation
- Globally, at least 1.8 billion people use a drinking-water source contaminated with faeces.
- By 2025, half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas.
- In the U.S., we spend $61 billion every year on clean bottled water
- People living in slums often pay 5-10 times more per liter of water than wealthy people living within that same city.
- A five-minute shower uses more water than the typical person living in a developing country uses in a whole day.
- Without food a person can live for weeks, but without water one can expect to live only a few days.
- India has just 4% of the world’s fresh water — but 16% of the global population.
- Half of India’s water supply in rural areas is routinely contaminated with toxic bacteria.
- Lack of clean water is hurting India’s manufacturing sector, resulting in employment declines.
This article has been republished with permission from businessconnectworld.com