World Water Crisis
Lack of clean drinking water reaching crisis level for a billion people
Polluted RiverToday, increasing numbers of water sources throughout the world are not what they once were. Major rivers and lakes of the world are dangerously contaminated or partially polluted.
Aquifers, main groundwater sources, are suffering a similar fate. Aquifers throughout the world are becoming depleted and stressed as more and more demands are placed on them.
This situation is all the more alarming since water always has been a precious resource – less than one percent of all the water on Earth is available for drinking and other domestic and commercial uses. Add to this reality the fact that the availability of water varies widely by region.
Some regions of the world have plentiful supplies of fresh water, while others have very little. Compounding the scarcity problem is the fact that water is often absent when it is most wanted. Successive floods and shortages of water make providing a year-round supply an uphill battle in many parts of the world.
So, while it is often said that we live on a blue planet because over 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered with water, the majority of the planet’s population does not have access to a clean, reliable water supply. Arctic Blue Waters is working to change that.
Of the 1.4 billion cubic kilometers of water on earth, more than 97.5% is ocean water, too salty to drink or use for irrigation. Freshwater stocks are only 2.5% of the total.
But even this 2.5% of the water supply isn’t all usable. Slightly more than two-thirds of the total is locked into polar icecaps and permanent snow cover. A large percentage of the remaining available water lies too far underground to access, imprisoned in the pores of sedimentary rock.
Freshwater lakes, rivers and available groundwater, which is where humans get their usable water, contain only about 90,000 cubic kilometers, or 0.26% of the world’s total supply of fresh water. Simply put, if all the earth’s water were stored in a 5-liter container, available fresh water would not quite fill one teaspoon. That is a staggering reality.
There is some good news however. Fresh water in large quantities is available from sources that are as pristine today as they were thousands of years ago. Arctic Blue Waters, a division of Spirit Industries Inc., will service the rapidly increasing worldwide demand for pure drinking water, as traditional water sources become progressively depleted. Arctic Blue Waters will meet this demand by harvesting pure water and transporting it in large quantities to host countries, where it will be bottled and marketed.
Everything we do underscores this mission and enables us to deliver 100 percent pure glacier water to local bottlers and distributors around the globe. Our strict attention to quality control and our recognition that we are transporting large quantities of precious cargo to ensure that the remarkable purity of the water found at the source is fully maintained during transport, bottling and distribution.
"Transporting crystal clear water in large qualitities from areas of abundance to areas of scarcity is clearly a new idea. It is also an idea whose time has clearly come."
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