World Water Crisis

Lack of clean drinking water reaching crisis level for a billion people

Polluted Rivers today. 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 kilometres 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 kilometres, 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-litre 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 Alaska Inc, will service the rapidly increasing demand for pure drinking water.

This mission and enables us to deliver premium glacier-fed water to local bottlers and distributors around the globe. 

"Transporting crystal clear water in large quantities from areas of abundance to areas of scarcity is clearly a new idea. It is also an idea whose time has clearly come."

March 21, 2022 – World Health Organization – Stated Facts:

  • Over 2 billion people live in water-stressed countries, which is expected to be exacerbated in some regions as a result of climate change and population growth.
  • Globally, at least 2 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with feces.  Microbial contamination of drinking water as a result of contamination with feces poses the greatest risk to drinking-water safety.
  • While the most important chemical risks to drinking water arise from arsenic, fluoride or nitrate, emerging contaminants such as pharmaceuticals, pesticides, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and microplastics generate public concern. 
  • Safe and sufficient water facilitates the practice of hygiene, which is a key measure to prevent not only diarrhea diseases, but acute respiratory infections and numerous neglected tropical diseases.
  • Microbiologically contaminated drinking water can transmit diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio and is estimated to cause 485,000 diarrhea deaths each year.