Current statistics according to the United Nations Human Rights:

  • 2-3 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water
  • 884 million lack access to improved water sources
  • 2.6 billion do not have access to improved sanitation
  • 2.8 billion live in areas of high water stress (United Nations Human Rights)

According to the World Bank:

By 2035, energy consumption will have risen by 35%, thereby increasing water consumption by 85% (