Water pollution occurs when water bodies such as lakes, rivers, and oceans, are contaminated. It has a damaging effect on the entire biosphere - plants and organisms living in these bodies of water. The damages are not confined to individual species and population, but also to the natural biological communities. As in the case of other forms of pollution that affect the entire biosphere, water pollution has become a major global problem that requires serious attention at all levels (international down to individual aquifers and wells). Failure to address this issue will have severe repercussions. The following infographic by Waterlogic presents 29 terrifying statistics that will help us understand just how serious the issue is.
1. Cleaning the world's water: 'We are now more polluted than we have ever been'
2. World Water Quality Facts and Statistics
3. 40 Interesting Facts About Water Pollution
4. Rural and Urban Water Issues in Africa
5. A snapshot of the world’s water quality: water pollution increases in Africa, Asia and Latin America
6. A Snapshot of the World’s Water Quality: Towards a global assessment
7. 20 Water Pollution Facts for the U.S. and the World
[Post Source: Waterlogic.]