DEC 01, 2016 04:29 PM PST
The All-too-real Water Shortage
WRITTEN BY: Karen Sorenson
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While it’s true that about 70 percent of the Earth's surface is water-covered, almost 97 percent of that is held in the oceans. That mean just about 3 percent is fresh and drinkable, but when you factor in what’s trapped in glaciers and snowfields, that leaves just one sad little percent of the earth’s water accessible to us thirsty humans.

This isn’t a domestic issue, people across the world lack access to drinkable water – that’s 1 in 12 people. This affects crops and industry, as well as what’s available for household or municipal use. There are little things that everyone can do to help with the conserve and recycle water, check out the infographic to learn more.  

Science and industry are constantly researching ways to combat the water shortage that is upon us, but until we find a last solution, it might be time to think twice before filling up the tub to the brim or braking out the slip ‘n slide next summer.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  • I am an award-winning public relations professional with seven years of experience, multiple individual awards and numerous top-tier articles and product awards to my credit. I have managed a variety of press outreach projects, reported quarterly media activity and mentored junior or newer employees. I secured critical media placements, including print and online in Cosmopolitan Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Business Journal; while achieving and maintaining close working relationships with top tech reporters. I successfully balance managing media campaigns, contributing to an award-winning company newsletter, press tour travel and serving as the official spokesperson for conferences and user group presentations. As part of the award-winning editorial team of iolo insider, the monthly internal company newsletter, I won PRSA-LA PRism Awards in 2010 and 2011, as well as Holmes Report's SABRE Awards and PR News' Platinum PR Awards in 2011. Fluent in English and Lithuanian, I hold a BA in Communications with an emphasis in PR from Brigham Young University. I currently work at LabRoots managing digital content and PR activities.

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