As the global population increases, the supply of water doesn't. Explore how water is used, conserved and distributed, and why devastating water shortages threaten some communities.
- There are over 300 million trillion gallons of water on Earth.
- Only 1% of the global water supply is available for use.
- Water is scarce in many countries and over a billion people lack clean drinking water.
- It is important to conserve existing water supplies and reduce demand in order to prevent water scarcity.
There are over 300 million trillion gallons of water on Earth.
There's so much of it, we think of water as an infinite resource.
But only a small amount is suitable for use.
Global Water Supply:
Water covers 70% of Earth's surface
Only 3% is fresh water
Only 1% is available for use
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