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Ambassadors of a water with values

31 July 2018

Drinking water is a vital necessity for living beings. That is why Grupo T-Solar is ambassador of AUARA, a water to change the world.

Grupo T-Solar is proud to be an ambassador since April 2018 of a water with values. In its continuous desire to develop and implement actions that favor the preservation of the planet and the protection of vulnerable social groups, the company now adds efforts in the fight against the water crisis.

Grupo T-Solar supports and shares the philosophy of AUARA, which contains a double established aspect. On the one hand, it is essential to bring a good of such first necessity, such as water to the most disadvantaged, and on the other hand, to reduce the environmental impact caused by the plastic bottling of many brands.

AUARA is a 100% social company, because it allocates 100% of its dividends to projects to bring drinking water to people who do not have access to it, and who also makes its bottles with 100% recycled R-Pet plastic. As a social enterprise, AURA takes the best of the companies and their way of operating, and the best of the ONGs that exist for a social purpose.

In addition to the Grupo T-Solar, AUARA has renowned ambassadors such as Carlos Francino, David Meca, and Amaya Valdemoro, who share their concerns regarding the issue in question through social networks with the hashtag #crisisdelagua

The dirty water crisis has serious consequences such as salmonella, cholera or hepatitis A. More than 700 million people in the world lack drinking water in their day to day. More than 1,000 million die each day due to diseases derived from consuming water in poor condition. Water is the basis of life. Lack of water generates hunger, diseases, lack of hygiene or problems of schooling for children because of the long paths that these have to travel to get water that prevents them from doing other activities.

Water is a fundamental element for every way of life. The global demographic increase puts in check the potable water supply. We went on to enumerate a series of data

97% of the water is in the oceans, and 2% remains frozen.

Only 2.5% of the water that exists on Earth is fresh water. Of that amount, 0.5% is found in underground deposits and 0.01% in rivers and lakes.

 90% of the planet's available freshwater resources are in Antarctica.

 Only 0.007% of the water on Earth is potable, and that amount is reduced year after year due to pollution.

 The lack of clean water causes the death of 4500 children per day, mostly from developing countries.

 Each year 3 and a half million people die due to diseases related to water quality. 98% of these deaths occur in developing countries.

 Americans consume five times more water than Europeans.

 There are more than 70 thousand known substances that contaminate water.

 The groundwater reserves supply 80% of the world's population. 4% of those reserves are already contaminated.

The main sources of pollution are associated with industrial activity. Xatakaciencia published an article dated July 20, 2012, from which we extracted the following paragraph-data: "it is estimated that, only in In the United States, the industry generates about 3.63 million tons of hazardous organic pollutants every year, and only 10% of these pollutants are disposed of in an ecologically acceptable manner. "

About 25,700 liters of water per day are needed to produce the food consumed by a family of four.

7000 liters of water are needed to refine a barrel of crude oil.

According to Greenpace: 

Water is the most threatened resource in the world.

Hundreds of toxic substances are thrown into the water without proper control.

The worst sources of pollution put water resources in daily danger.

Pollution causes very high social and environmental costs (they will be even more so in the near future).

The recovery of affected aquatic ecosystems is very complex, even impossible in many cases.

According to the aquae.org Foundation, in an article entitled Statistics on water worldwide 2017: 

844 million people do not have access to drinking water.

(WHO / UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program (JMP) Report 2017)

2,300 million people have no access to sanitation (WHO / UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program (JMP) Report 2017)

31% of schools do not have access to drinking water.

(UNICEF, Advancing WASH in Schools Monitoring, 2015)

Every minute, a newborn dies from infections caused by a lack of clean water.

(WHO, 2015)

Diarrhea caused by dirty water and toilets in poor conditions kills a child under 5 years of age every 2 minutes.

(WASHWatch.org)

For every dollar invested in water improvements, there is a return of $ 4 in productivity improvements.

(WHO, 2012)

In the world, in 2016 and 2017, access to drinking water sources has improved to more than 1.5 million people. 2.3 million people have improved access to toilets.

(WaterAid international, 2017)

By way of conclusion, it should be noted that the Grupo T-Solar in its corporate social responsibility plan seeks to support social initiatives committed to improving living conditions and favoring the environment, such as water. It is a fact that the pollution of terrestrial water progressively acquires exponential growth values. It is another fact that the natural sources of drinking water are diminishing due to pollution and that the regenerative cycles are very threatened-deteriorated by ecological and environmental deterioration. It is therefore essential to preserve the quality and quantity of the water (for example, a person must consume about two liters of water / day, consuming more than 75 thousand liters of water throughout his life).

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