Fresh water is the one commodity that each of us needs in an equal amount daily to survive. Most of the world's water is salt -- only 3% is fresh, and two-thirds of that is frozen in the polar caps. The entire world population, then, relies on this finite 1% that is circulated between air and sea through "the hydrological cycle." If we continue to waste, pollute, and exhaust our fresh water, we will come to rely more on the ocean's capacity to distribute and supply water for desalinization and other purification technologies.
From Fresh Water to Ocean
Ocean Health Index
A weekly feature to highlight, by country, the goals and components of the Ocean Health Index which measures and scores ocean health from 0-100.
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Artisinal Fishing Opportunities
Ensuring Access to Artisinal Fishing for Local Communities
Global Rank: 122