Discuss the challenges of implementing sustainable solutions to the global
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... OF IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO THE GLOBAL FRESHWATER CRISIS Introduction Earth is called the “Blue Planet” because 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with water. However, 97.5% of the water forms the oceans, while only 2.5% of the world’s water is fresh. Of this fresh water only 0.3% is available from rivers, lakes and reservoirs, 30% from the underground water table, while the rest is stored in distant glaciers, ice sheets and mountainous areas, which are mostly inaccessible for use. Freshwater is crucial for human beings and other living things on earth to survive, hence there is a vital need to protect the resource (IYF, 2003).
“The key challenges of water management can only...