FreshWater Watch

FreshWater Watch

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    Water is a huge and growing global challenge. It is essential to all human activity and a fundamental driver of all socio-economic growth yet less than one per cent of the world’s fresh water is accessible.


    By 2050, nearly half of the world’s population will be living in areas where water is scarce.

    90 percent of all population growth will happen in regions where there is currently no sustainable access to water.

    Statistics show that more people die from poor quality water annually than from all forms of violence, including war and that as water quality declines in some regions, more than 50 per cent of native freshwater fish species and nearly one third of the world’s amphibians are at risk of extinction.

    FreshWater Watch is needed because of nitrogen fertilisers has increased by 600 per cent in the last 50 years and up to 30 per cent of nitrogen used in agriculture ends up in our fresh water. Phosphate concentrations have increased by 300% since 1960, which has led to a massive increase in harmful algal blooms, damaging fisheries, ecosystems and human health.

    We welcome partnerships with collaborations with Corporate Partners, Research Institutions, Schools and Colleges, Volunteer Groups and Members of the Public.

    FreshWater Watch contributes vital scientific data to tackle one of the greatest challenges of our time and is a great way to engage employees, pupils and groups about sustainability and wider environmental issues.

    To find out more and register your interest, visit FreshWater Watch.

     

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