We are running out of water

Water footprint in litre per kilogram

Dear humanity,
I’m not sure if you’re aware of the fact that 3.6 Billion people don’t have enough water.
I sure wasn’t for a long time. So I researched it & here is what I learned: 
Half of our population lives in areas that a lacking water at least one month a year.  

„If we don’t do anything over 5 Billion people will suffer from water shortage by 2050“

Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO

Responsible for that are the rising population, growing consumerism & of course, climate change. It’s because climate change is messing with the natural water cycle, as dry areas get even drier & moist regions get even moister. 
It seems that in some African & Asian regions water usage is going to triple & in (South-) America be twice as much than now in the next years. 
There is a lot of things we can do to save some water.
But what I want to raise awareness to in this post, is how much more water we need for producing our meat, milk, eggs etc. than growing crops & other plant based food.
To produce one kilogram of beef, we need 15.000 litres of water! 
For ONE kilogram 15.000 litres water 😱 
In comparison: We need only 100 litres for one kilogram of potatoes. 
It seems that meat production also influences the water quality negativley as animal poo 💩 & antibiotics residues used for the animals can get into the groundwater . 

Resources:
In German:
https://www.zeit.de/wissen/umwelt/2018-03/unesco-wassermangel-klimawandel-weltwasserbericht-2018
https://www.zeit.de/wirtschaft/2013-08/fleisch-konsum-ressourcen
In English:
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/water/wwap/wwdr/2018-nature-based-solutions/
https://waterfootprint.org/en/water-footprint/product-water-footprint/water-footprint-crop-and-animal-products/
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