This great infographic put together by Mairi McKay, George Webster, and Matt Baringer of CNN uses data from UNWater to illustrate important facts about drinking water around the world. Some of the stats:
- 80% of illnesses in the developing world are related to water.
- 1 in 4 urban residents worldwide do not have access to clean water--only 11% of city dwellers in Uganda can safely consume the water.
- While nowhere near comparable to what’s happening in the developing world, it’s surprising to see that 3% of Americans living in cities do not have access to safe water.