The Roar Meter is a weekly story in numbers.
- Number of people worldwide without access to clean water: 783 million
- Yearly deaths due to lack of clean water: 6-8 million
- Liters of water required to raise and produce 1kg of beef: 15,000
- Estimated global meat consumption per capita by 2030: 52kg
- Water required per person per year for meat consumption only: 780,000 liters
- Water consumption per person per day, including water used to produce food: 2000-5000 liters
- Number of those liters that are directly consumed (drank): 2-4
- Number of people in Sub-Saharan Africa without access to reliable drinking water: 319 million
- Number of people in Sub-Saharan Africa relying on surface water: 102 million
- Percentage of Sub-Saharan hospitals without an improved reliable water source within 500m: 42
- Average weight of the most common water collecting can in Africa, when full: 40 lbs
- Estimated number of hours spent yearly in Sub-Saharan Africa collecting water: 40 billion
- Percentage of people worldwide tasked with hauling water who are female: 92
- Percentage of families that rely on women to get water when there is no water source in the home: 64
Annika Barranti Klein is a writer, knitter, women’s banked track roller derby referee, and radical homeschooling mother. Her work has appeared at The Toast, The Establishment, and on Book Riot. She is a cis, white, bi-furious intersectional feminist.