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The vast majority of the Earth's water resources are salt water, with only 2.5% being fresh water. Approximately 70% of the fresh water available on the planet is frozen in the icecaps of Antarctica and Greenland leaving the remaining 0.7% of total water resources worldwide available for consumption. However from this 0.7%, roughly 87% is allocated to agricultural purposes. Español, Chinese, Italiano

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Date Of Record Release 2010-03-05 16:00:10
Description The vast majority of the Earth's water resources are salt water, with only 2.5% being fresh water. Approximately 70% of the fresh water available on the planet is frozen in the icecaps of Antarctica and Greenland leaving the remaining 0.7% of total water resources worldwide available for consumption. However from this 0.7%, roughly 87% is allocated to agricultural purposes. Español, Chinese, Italiano
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Source The Climate Institute
Keyword Fresh water, Water quality, Climate change, Global warming
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Date Of Record Creation 2010-03-05 15:55:14
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Date Last Modified 2010-04-26 17:10:51
Language English, Spanish, Italian, Chinese
Date Record Checked: 2010-03-05 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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