Fresh Water

Fresh water is the one commodity that each of us needs in an equal amount daily to survive. Most of the world's water is salt -- only 3% is fresh, and two-thirds of that is frozen in the polar caps. The entire world population, then, relies on this finite 1% that is circulated between air and sea through "the hydrological cycle." As we continue to waste, pollute, and exhaust our fresh water, we will come to rely more on the ocean's capacity to distribute and supply water by desalinization and other purification technologies.



Present Situation


Water Conflict

  The Water Conflict Chronology

From Fresh Water to Ocean


A World of Salt?


The Water Cycle


Co-Operative Program on Water and Climate


Water Matters: Blog from the Earth Institute




The Water Manifesto: Arguments for a World Water Contract




Sustainable Solutions to Water Scarcity: Integrated Water Resource Management


Circle of Blue: Top 19 Solutions to the Global Fresh Water Crisis


Key Resources

  Water ReUse:
A global connections map to learn about places around the world that are using recycled water for drinking.

FAO's Global Water Information System


World Water Council

  Watermark, Part V
  Watermark, Part IV
  Watermark, Part III
  Watermark, Part II
  Watermark, Part I
  Virtual Water
  Planning with Water, Part VI
  Planning with Water, Part V
  Planning with Water, Part IV
  Planning with Water, Part III
  Planning with Water, Part II
  Planning with Water, Part I
  War and Water
  Water Conciousness in a Global Crisis
  Global Water Contract, Part II
  Global Water Contract, Part I