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12 Days of COPmas, Day 4: Fresh water

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In certain parts of the world fresh water seems an abundant, infinite resource, literally ‘on tap’. In other areas water scarcity is the number one challenge facing the local human, and animal, populations.

Water, more than any other basic essential resource, is the commodity that is most unevenly distributed across the globe. There are also some very sobering facts about fresh water: only 3% of the world’s entire water resource is actually fresh water, less than 1% of all water resources are safe to consume and more than 1 billion people do not have access to safe water supplies.

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