Water in the world

Remember! Water covers 70% of the globe

  • most of the water in the world is saltwater
  • glaciers  make up for 88% of fresh water resources
  • only 1% of water resources is drinking water
  • the majority of countries in the world suffer from water deficiency. Norway is one of very few that has surplus water resources. The worst situation is in Africa and some Asian countries
  • Over 1.2 billion people in the world have limited access to water, and 200 million suffer from thirst