design for a sustainable future
Twelve facts on water
In Europe we use 100 - 200 litres of water per person per day. On average we use 45 litres every day for bathing and showering ourselves.
In 2009 the average consumption of bottled water per person within the European Union was 105 litres - 16 litres in Finland, 189 litres in Italy.
To get 1 litre of bottled water from the source via the factory, roads and supermarkets onto your dining table, on average, the energy of 0.3 litres of oil is required.
The cost of 1 litre of tap water on London is £0.001
Human cells consist of 65 to 90 per cent of water and we should drink around 1.2 litres of fluid every day.
In Europe as a whole 44 per cent of water is used for energy production, 24 per cent for agriculture, 21 per cent for public water supply and 11 per cent for industry.
A golf course in the Valencia Region of Spain typically devours 500.000m3 / 500.000.000 litres of water per year.
In 2008 around 66 per cent of all households in Denmark had a dish washer.
In Mallorca, water consumption per person per day in rural areas is 140 litres, in urban areas 250 litres, while an average tourist consumes 440 litres and a luxury tourist 880 litres.
44 per cent of London water mains are over 100 years old and in the last years 1.300 miles of pipes have been replaced.
85 to 90 per cent of a bottle of wine consists of water.
Almost 50 per cent of the developing world's population - 2.5 billion - lack improved sanitation facilities, and over 884 million people still use unsafe drinking water sources.
Sources: European Environment Agency, Thames Water, UNICEF, NHS, Terroir France