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Water, the most important resource that we humans need to exist. This is fact but unfortunately water is probably the most abused resource on this planet through pollution & wastage. The rich, industrial countries of the world take little responsibility for the environment & discharge waste products every day into rivers & lakes worldwide poisoning fish, wildlife & plant life. In the third world there are millions of starving people due to water shortage that doesn’t allow crops to grow adequately. In some countries it rains maybe every 3-4 years for a couple of days continuously & disappears as quickly as it arrived. In others it rains a couple of months nonstop. Some would say that in others it rains the whole year.

Water covers approximately 71% of the Earth’s surface & is vital for all known forms of life. 96.5% of the planet’s water is found in seas & oceans, 1.7% in groundwater, 1.7% in glaciers & the ice caps of Antarctica & Greenland, a small fraction in other large water bodies & 0.001% in the air as vapor, clouds (formed of solid & liquid water particles suspended in air) & precipitation. Only 2.5% of the Earth’s water is freshwater & 98.8% of that water is in ice & groundwater. Less than 0.3% of all freshwater is in rivers, lakes & the atmosphere & an even smaller amount of the Earth’s freshwater (0.003%) is contained within biological bodies & manufactured products.

Gollinger Waterfall, Austria.

Water is life, Water is divine,
Water is pure for babies to baptize.
Water is calm with waves in synchrony,
Water is music, a beautiful symphony.

– Unknown

“For many of us, clean water is so plentiful & readily available that we rarely, if ever, pause to consider what life would be like without it.”

– Marcus Samuelsson

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Did You Know?

The earth is a closed system, similar to a terrarium, meaning that it rarely loses or gains extra matter. The same water that existed on the earth millions of years ago is still present today.

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