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Water Facts | The Freshwater Society
The human brain is 75 percent water. Human blood is 83 percent water and bones are 25 percent water. (American Water Works Association) Water is also vital to the health of our planet, regulating Earth's temperature. Each day, the sun evaporates 1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion) tons of water ...
freshwater.org


Water, The essential ingredient in all life.
Water in Nature Essential Knowledge for Naturalists Water covers over 70 percent of the surface of the Earth. Interestingly, the human body is also made up of over 70 percent water. Plant and animal life on Earth is dependent on water for survival. Water is stored in many ways in Nature. For example, most of the Earth’s water ...
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Eco-Economy Indicators: WATER RESOURCES - World's Water Resources Face Mounting Pressure
Rivers are running dry, lakes are disappearing, and water tables are dropping. Nearly 70 percent of global water withdrawals from rivers, lakes, and aquifers are used for irrigation, while industry and households account for 20 and 10 percent, respectively. Pressure on water ...
www.earth-policy.org


GEMI Water Sustainability Tool
Although freshwater is a finite resource, the world’s water ... and reclaimed water is emerging as an essential alternative to water from the mainland. By 2010, the island country aims to meet 20% of its water needs through reclaimed water. A new water treatment facility ...
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David Suzuki Foundation: Climage Change: Impacts - Water
Energy Solutions What You Can Do Publications Links Water Climate change will seriously affect water resources around the world. Changing water levels, temperatures and flow will in turn affect ... water. The province’s 11 million people rely on these waters, as well as on groundwater and rainfall, for drinking, agriculture, and industrial uses. Forty-five percent of Quebec residents take their water ...
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Great Lakes Water Management
Great Lakes Articles Great Lakes Projects About Us Priorities Water Use and Diversions Coastal Health Nonpoint Pollution Invasive Species ... agreement to protect the Great Lakes by managing water quantity and promoting water conservation and efficiency. Governor Doyle signed the legislation ... lawmakers to pass the compact The Great Lakes hold 20 percent of the world's freshwater... We need to ensure ...
www.dnr.state.wi.us


Freshwater Website: Groundwater (Sustaining our water quality)
These facilities are never 100 percent effective, which means that some water quality deterioration remains after the treatment process. Specific causes of impaired water quality are numerous, including: agricultural ...
www.ec.gc.ca


Consequences (vol. 1, No. 1) - America's Water Supply: Status and Prospects for the Future
Water covers almost 70 percent of the surface of the globe and is the Earth's most abundant resource. About 97 percent of the water is in the oceans and ... per million characteristic of sea water -- and if the finished water is not treated to meet drinking water standards. Technological advances have reduced desalting costs as much as 50 percent during the last three ...
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Water Conservation in the Great Lakes Region
Water Conservation: Helping Our Customers Save Time and Money The goal of the CCWD Water Conservation Program is to reduce long-term water demand by five percent ...
www.great-lakes.net


NRDC: How to Clean Up Our Water
Conserve water. Use the most efficient plumbing fixtures. A whopping 73 percent of the water you use in your home is either flushed down the ... leaching of fertilizers into groundwater. Trickle or "drip" irrigation systems and soaker hoses are 20 percent more efficient than sprinklers. 7. Decrease impervious surfaces around your home. Having fewer hard ...
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