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More than 1 Fleming 2 fear a water shortage in the future
More than half of the respondents (51.8 percent) is worried about a possible water scarcity in the future. This is evident from a survey with 1,000 Flemish respondents of the development organization to Join For Water. In particular, on this day, the international world water day, would like to Join For Water us actively think about our water consumption.

During the dry summer last year we were called to our water consumption as much as possible. More than 8 in 10 Flemings (84,3 per cent) responded to that call, as it appeared from an examination after the summer. Cars were washed, the grass in the garden and the plants received less water, and we had less time under the shower. the

Such measures and awareness-raising have for many Flemish people led to a change in behaviour: from a recent survey of 600 Flemish, gave 61,4% of the respondents, after all, still more careful to jump with tap water. As they fit some or all of the measures to reduce water consumption, even today.

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This result agrees Dries Moorthamers of the Join For Water hopeful: “In the densely populated Flanders is already more water than is available. We ask more attention for a more conscious consumption. Not only by using less water from the faucet to consume, but also indirectly. For example, by looking at what clothes and food we buy, because for the production of this is also a lot of water.” So there is 176 gallons of water for the production of one cup of coffee. The production process of the jeans creates the need to 8,500 litres of water.

we Count our direct or visible and indirect water consumption together, then consumed every Fleming 7.400 litres of water per day. This is 4,000 litres of water more than the global average.

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