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Drop on the planet:
Visualizing water on Earth

10/14/2013
Drop on the planet: visualizing the Earth’s water

10/14/2013

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Breaking down the world’s water
Saline
groundwater
and saline
lakes, 1%

Atmospheric
water 0.22%

Surface water
and other
...
The world’s water

Source: Pacific Institute

10/14/2013

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ecowest.org

10/14/2013

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Drop on the planet: visualizations of water on Earth

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Scarcity of freshwater is a defining feature of planet Earth. This EcoWest.org presentation shares graphics that visualize our most precious natural resource.

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Drop on the planet: visualizations of water on Earth

  1. 1. Drop on the planet: Visualizing water on Earth 10/14/2013
  2. 2. Drop on the planet: visualizing the Earth’s water 10/14/2013 2
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  4. 4. Breaking down the world’s water Saline groundwater and saline lakes, 1% Atmospheric water 0.22% Surface water and other freshwater 1.3% Freshwater 2.5% Biological water 0.22% Rivers 0.46% Swamps and marshes 2.53% Lakes 20.1% Groundwater 30.1% Oceans 96.5% Global water supply Glaciers and ice caps 68.6% Freshwater Soil moisture 3.52% Ice and snow 73.1% Surface water and other freshwater Source: Water in Crisis: A Guide to the World’s Fresh Water Resources 10/14/2013 4
  5. 5. The world’s water Source: Pacific Institute 10/14/2013 5
  6. 6. Download more slides and other resources ecowest.org 10/14/2013 6

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