B.W.R. (BASIC WATER REQUIREMENTS), 50 Liters,
Basic Water Requirements (BWR) refers to domestic water usage per person per
day and includes water for: drinking, human hygiene, sanitation services
and food preparation. It has been established that the Basic Water
Requirements (BWR) per person is 50 liters of water each day for basic human
needs. Unfortunately 20% of the world's population only uses around 5 liters
each day. More than 1 billion people do not have access to clean drinking
water and do not have access to the B. W. R. of 50 liters per day.
It is my intention to bring awareness about this global crisis through this
piece. As a global community, we should guarantee that every person has
access and the right to at least 50 liters of clean water everyday.
(Most world organizations and agencies have adapted the Basic Water
Requirements of 50 liters established by Peter H. Gleick of the Pacific
Institute. The database from the World Resources Institute is the standard
used by most organizations to calculate the liters per day per person on
water usage. The data used in this project is based on this information.)