March 22 was International World Water Day and to celebrate the day and to spread awareness about water shortage and water conservation, I conducted a quiz in my last post. The response from readers was poor and only 6 people took the quiz. 😦
*Trumpets, bells, orchestra*
And the winner is :- Biju Mathews !!! *Applause*
He got 20 correct answers out of 22!! The runner up is Aathira who got 18 correct answers. Biju gets to display this wonderful badge [designed by Blogosphere’s official Badge Designer Chirag] on his blog’s sidebar.
Here are the correct answers :-
How much of the earth’s surface is covered by water?
What percentage of the world’s water supply is fresh?
How many percent of the world water is suitable for human use?
- less than 1%
Water that is safe to drink is called
- Potable water
The average Sub-Saharan African uses the same amount of water in a day as someone in a developed country uses when they do what?
- Any of the above
How many people in the world do not have access to clean drinking water?
- 1 in 6
What proportion of the world’s major rivers are seriously polluted or depleted?
Which of these countries uses most water per person per year?
The World Commission on Water estimates that it would cost an extra $100bn a year to tackle global water scarcity. What is this roughly equivalent to?
- A quarter of the US budget deficit
Which human activities need the most water?
What are the main sources of water pollution in India?
- both a and c
What minerals are found in the run-off from agricultural land and treated and untreated sewage effluents, which are highly responsible for eutrophication of water bodies?
- Nitrogen and phosphorus
What is the project to clean up the polluted waters of the Ganga called?
Imagine your tap is leaking drop after drop. How much water is lost from this leaking tap per day?
- About 75 litres
How much water do humans use daily?
- 190 litres
How long could you live without water?
- About 7 days
Currently what percentage of world’s population is facing serious water shortage?
How many people in world lack access to adequate sanitation facilities?
- 2.4 billion people
How much water is used to flush a toilet?
- 7.5 to 26.5 litres
How much water is used In a five-minute shower?
- 95 to 190 litres
The cost of providing safe drinking water and proper sanitation to everyone in the world by 2025 will be
- US$180 billion a year
How many children die every year as a result of diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation?
- 1.8 million children
Now for the last week’s best post award. As I was waiting for more responses on the quiz post, I didn’t give the award on Sunday.
Krishashok wrote a wonderful and hilarious post on Indian Film Lyrics using GraphJam. In fact his post is now doing rounds as an email forward nowadays in the form of a quiz!! I knew I had that week’s winner but then Poonam came up with this personal, heartwarming, touching and wonderful post about sisters, specifically she and her younger sister.
So, the Best Post award for last week goes to Poonam for her post “My Sister Doll and Me”.