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Build More Dams Day

Viv Forbes
Saltbush Club

Viv Forbes, Executive Director of the Saltbush Club: During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, 24 million Australians are told to wash their hands thoroughly several times a day. Imagine the water demand – say 25 litres per person per day just for hand washing, taking total household usage to at least 60 litres per person per day. For 24 million of us that could amount to 1,400 Ml per day - enough to empty the giant Lake Eucumbene in a few days.