Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Green Water Technologies: Where Is All The Freshwater?

Green Water Technologies

According to Green Water Technologies, Earth, like our bodies, is made up primarily of water. But, considering that most of this is in the oceans, that leaves an overall small space for freshwater. Where is it? Read on to find out some of the countries where freshwater is abundant.


Green Water Technologies explains that Brazil tops the list for having more than 10% of the world's entire store of fresh water. The Amazon Jungle, for example, is one of the world’s largest resources for freshwater, and it makes up more than 70% of Brazil’s freshwater. Unfortunately, because of infrastructure issues, many of the poorest areas in this expansive South American country struggle with what can best be described as water poverty.


With more than 4500 km³ of fresh water flowing through this Slavic country, Russia comes in at number two on the list. Lake Baikal, which is one of the deepest freshwater lakes on the planet, is home to approximately one-fifth of the world’s water. Unfortunately, As Green Water Technologies explains, because of climate change, the lake and its freshwater is dwindling.

United States

At number three is the United States. Green Water Technologies points out that the vast majority of freshwater here is found on the surface, flowing through streams, lakes, and rivers. A bit less than one-quarter of all freshwater in the US is underground locked under cave systems.


Our neighbors to the north can thank an expansive network of river systems and the Great Lakes for its abundance of palatable water. Unfortunately, Green Water Technologies notes that much of Canada’s freshwater is found inside of glaciers. Canadian lakes provide household water supplies for more than 8 million people.

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