Earth has 326 million trillion gallons of water, but only 1% is available for human use. Unfortunately, almost half of the world's population faces water scarcity, leading to unclean water and poor sanitation, causing sickness and even death. The problem is exacerbated by climate change, pollution, and population growth.
Australia, the driest inhabited continent, is experiencing long-term water restrictions and waterway contamination due to droughts and floods. The UN's water conference aims to tackle these issues by investing billions of dollars in water conservation, recycling, and ecosystem restoration while fighting climate change.
Experts believe that responsible water use could make that 1% of fresh water enough for everyone. Water is a human right, and united water action is necessary for a sustainable future.