Running dry: The global water crisis

Mina Guli, Founder of Thirst

One hamburger requires the same amount of water as a two-hour shower.

  • Thirst educates almost a million young people a year about sustainable water consumption.
  • Water crises are deemed to be one of the greatest threats by the World Economic Forum (WEF). By 2030, demand will be 40% greater than the available supplies (2030 Water Resources Group).
  • Mina started Thirst after realizing that that 95% of water use was 'invisible' – used to produce goods rather than by the end consumer, for example, almost three-million Olympic swimming pools of water are used to make t-shirts each year.
  • Mina is a corporate lawyer turned activist. She was named a WEF Young Global Leader in 2010.
  • She raises awareness of the water crisis with her #RunningDry campaign, for example, running 40 marathons in 40 days.

Thirst works towards these UN Sustainable Development Goals:

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