Ocean and Water


Water: The New Blue Gold? The blue water cycle – the water that flows in rivers, lakes and groundwater – has been disrupted beyond sustainable limits, and is the sixth planetary limit (out of nine) to be exceeded. Despite water occupying 70% of the Earth’s surface, only 0.7% is available for human consumption and activities. This scarcity makes water a precious resource. Urgent action is needed to ensure the quality and availability of water for all living beings and to restore the natural cycle.

  • 5 billion people will face water scarcity by 20250.
  • 800 million people  lack access to safe drinking water
  • 80% of the world’s current wastewater is discharged untreated into the environment.

Discover more about this topic:

From preserving the Ocean and restoring underwater biodiversity to exploring how to respect the water cycle and make this necessary resource accessible to all.

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