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La importancia de la conservación del agua

Aunque el 70 % de la superficie de la Tierra está cubierta de agua, la mayor parte (el 97 %) es agua salada, el 2 % está congelada y forma parte de glaciares y casquetes de hielo, y solamente el 1 % está disponible para consumo humano (fuente: Sondeo Geológico de los Estados Unidos).

El uso de este recurso limitado se incrementa con el aumento progresivo de la población y el consumo. According to Environment Canada, between 1972 and 1996, the Canadian population grew by 33.6%, but our rate of water withdrawals increased by almost 90%. The average Canadian uses about 329 litres of water per day in Canada — more than twice as much as Europeans.

Water conservation is an important issue that everyone is increasingly aware of and with very few changes in the way we live our lives, we can reduce the water we use in our households by 40%.