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How much of the worlds water is suitable for human use?



A. .0.25%
B. 2.5%
C. 25%

This question is part of How Much Do You Know About Water Shortage?
Asked by Lstephe, Last updated: Aug 14, 2020

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J. Shatner

J. Shatner, Content writer, Boston

Answered Sep 09, 2019

The correct answer to this question is A, 0.25%. Most experts round up the amount to .3%, which is what .25 rounds up to. This amount is low, considering that 71% of the Earth's surface is covered with water. Icecaps, soil, and glaciers use the other 99.7%. Most of the .3% is still unattainable for human usage.

Most of the water we use as humans come from rivers, which is a surface water. There is also groundwater than humans can use. The underground water is used as moisture for soil. It is also the reason why rivers flow because they keep streams going.

 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Sep 19, 2017

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Nov 16, 2016

.0.25%

Only about 0.25 per cent of the worlds water can be used to meet human needs. Fact: Of all fresh water 90% is held in glaciers and polar icecaps or locked in deep aquifers.
 

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