Drinking water resources in the world

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Drinking water resources in the world

Interestingly, the largest cluster in the form of glaciers and snow cover on Antarctica. Scientists estimate that there are close to 61% of all the freshwater on the planet, and the remaining glaciers and snows in the world gather 9% water.


Freshwaters represent only about 3% of all water resources on Earth, and their size is estimated to be approx. 35 million m³.

Drinking water or potable water is water safe enough to be consumed by humans or used with low risk of immediate or long term harm. In most developed countries, the water supplied to households, commerce and industry meets drinking water standards, even though only a very small proportion is actually consumed or used in food preparation. Typical uses (for other than potable purposes) include toilet flushing, washing, and landscape irrigation.

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Drinking water resources in the world

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