Water Facts


  • Three-quarters of the Earth's surface is covered with water, yet 98 percent is salt water and not fit for consumption.
  • Less than one percent of all the water on Earth is freshwater available for human consumption.


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June 4, 2013--Quantum model helps solve mysteries of water (Science Daily)

A research team from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the University of Edinburgh and IBM's TJ Watson Research Center reveals a major breakthrough in the modelling of water that could shed light on its mysterious properties.  Water is one of the most common and extensively studied substances on earth.

September 19, 2011--How energy drains water supplies (New York Times)

Planners must pay more attention to how much water is needed in energy production. “Water and energy are really linked,” said Henrik Larsen, a water policy expert with the DHI Group, a research and consulting firm based in Denmark.

November 9, 2010--Our wet planet: How did it come to be so blue? (Washington Post)

Imagine you own a gigantic swimming pool that's a thousand miles long and a thousand miles wide. Now imagine you decided to pour all of the world's oceans, lakes and rivers into your pool. It had better be about 333 miles deep (all the way across - no shallow end) to accommodate all that water. In other words, there's a reason the Earth is called the blue planet: It's covered in a lot of H2O.

March 10, 2010--Major political players train sights on Curry rafting-rights bill (Colorado Independent)

Former Democratic state Sen. Michael Feeley, a lawyer-lobbyist who spent seven years as Minority Leader, is behind an advertising campaign aimed at torpedoing a rafting rights bill floated in the House by Rep. Kathleen Curry.

Water/Energy Sustainability Symposium (Salt Lake City, UT)

09/13/2009 8:00 am
09/17/2009 5:00 pm
Sponsored by the Groundwater Protection Council. For more information and/or to register, visit their website at www.gwpc.org.

Western States Water Council Symposium on Water & Land Use Planning for a Sustainable Future (Denver, CO)

09/28/2009 8:00 am
09/30/2009 5:00 pm
For more information and/or to register for the symposium visit the Western States Water Council.

Family Farm Alliance Annual Conference--Las Vegas, Nevada

02/22/2007 8:00 am
02/23/2007 12:00 pm

2007 Family Farm Alliance Annual Conference, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevado. Hear from respected Western educators how the ecological effects of land use conversion in the american West affect biological diversity. For more information and/or to register call (707) 998-9487 or email [email protected].

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