# How much of the world’s fresh water is available to drink?

## How much of the world’s fresh water is available to drink?

ANS: 1% 0.5% of the earth’s water is available fresh water. If the world’s water supply were only 100 liters (26 gallons), our usable water supply of fresh water would be only about 0.003 liter (one-half teaspoon). In actuality, that amounts to an average of 8.4 million liters (2.2 million gallons) for each person on earth.

## World Water Day Quiz Questions and Answers

### What is the theme of World Water Day 2022?

Groundwater: making the invisible visible

### which country wastes the most water in the world

Countries with the highest water waste:

• China: 362 trillion gallons/year.
• United States: 216 trillion gallons/year.
• Brazil: 95 trillion gallons/year.
• Russia: 71 trillion gallons/year.
• Mexico: 53 trillion gallons/year.
• India: 30 trillion gallons/year.
• England: 20 trillion gallons/year.
• France: 20 trillion gallons/year.

ANS:
70%

ANS:
85%

ANS:
\$60,000

ANS:

2,000

ANS:
40 billion

### The daily drinking water requirement per person is 2-4 litres. According to the UN, how many litres of water, on average, does it take to produce one person’s daily food?

ANS:
1,000-5,000 litres

ANS:
1 billion

ANS:

one in two

ANS:
11 million

### In an emergency context, what’s the minimum amount of safe drinking water consumption per person per day?

Ans:

Four gallons per person per day is the minimum quantity required for essential activities during an emergency, but it is usually insufficient to meet regular basic hygiene and consumption requirements. The World Health Organization recommends between 13 to 26 gallons per person per day to ensure basic needs are met and few health concerns arise.