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Growing water deficit

According to UN data, today more than 1.2 billion people on the Earth don’t have access to high-quality drinking water; in 2030 this figure may amount to 3.9 billion and in 2050 – to more than 5 billion people; at that water prices continue to rise

Dangerous water

According to UN information, use of low-quality water, not meeting elementary sanitary standards, for drinking and cooking purposes causes death of more than 1.8 million children annually and is the source of more than half of all human diseases

“Water” conflicts

There are dozens of countries all over the world which have tense relations with each other because of the problems relating to water short supply and its allocation, and this, in UN head’s opinion, is ”a potential source of wars and conflicts”

Water-desalinating technologies

Desalination of sea water, in spite of questionable quality of the obtained water, have been widely adopted all over the world, but caused as much ecological problems, such as utilization of concentrated salt waste and emission of greenhouse gases

Water resources of Antarctica

Two thirds of fresh water on the planet is contained in ice, 87% or about 20 million cubic meters of which is concentrated in Antarctica. The tabular icebergs of Antarctica annually deliver to the world’s oceans about 2 thousand cubic kilometers of fresh water

The thawed elixir

The ice stratum of Antarctica, which started forming about 14 million years ago, contains not just 75 % of the world’s fresh water supply, but the perfectly pure, thawed, “alive” water – the most useful for people, medically regarded

“Iceberg” technologies

The existing technology of capturing small icebergs produces very expensive water, and the suggested ways of towing large-scale icebergs and obtaining ice grit on glaciers or icebergs with its next transportation are uncompetitive

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