It’s easy to take for granted when all we have to do is turn on a tap.
But whether freshwater resources seem plentiful where you live — or they’re drying up — the reality is that fresh water is threatened everywhere.
Deforestation, dams, over-consumption, agricultural run-off, invasive species, habitat conversion and, of course, climate change — all these pose ever-increasing risks to the quality and quantity of Earth’s freshwater resources.
So check out The Nature Conservancy’s new interactive freshwater feature — you can learn more about these threats and ways to alleviate them.
And tell us your ideas for conserving and protecting freshwater resources — post a comment below.