The Freshwater Resources & Supplies On Earth, & How We Use Them

Freshwater Supply & Usage Around The World: How Much Freshwater We Have, How Much We Use, & How We Use It

We’ve already put together a guide about the total amount of water on Earth and how it’s distributed. However, this guide is specifically about fresh water resources/supplies on Earth, how we use them, and other important considerations such as how we might sustainably manage fresh water resources into the future.    Summary – Freshwater Resources, … Read more

Water Pollution: Causes, Sources, Effects & Solutions

Water Pollution: Causes, Sources, Effects & Prevention/Solutions

Water pollution might be one of the leading environmental and social issues in the world, and is certainly one of the leading water issues. Water pollution includes pollution of both fresh water sources (lakes, rivers and groundwater aquifers), and also ocean/marine water pollution. In this guide, we’ve outlined what water pollution is, the different types … Read more

Outdoor Air Pollution: Causes, Sources, Effects & Solutions

Outdoor Air Pollution: Causes, Sources, Effects & Prevention/Solutions

There’s two main types of air pollution – indoor air pollution, and outdoor air pollution. This guide focuses on outdoor air pollution (also called ‘ambient air pollution’). We look at what outdoor air pollution is, along with potential causes, sources, examples, effects, and potential ways to prevent, reduce or solve it.   (Note – outdoor … Read more

Indoor Air Pollution: Causes, Sources, Effects & Prevention/Solutions

Indoor Air Pollution: Causes, Sources, Effects & Prevention/Solutions

There’s two main types of air pollution – indoor, and outdoor air pollution. This guide focuses on indoor air pollution, and specifically in parts of the world where it causes the most harm – which is mostly lower income countries and regions. We look at some causes, sources, examples, effects, and potential ways to prevent … Read more

Phrases For Different Global Water Issues, & What They Each Mean

The Different Phrases/Words Used To Describe Global Water Issues, & What They Mean

There are different phrases used to describe the different water issues in the world. Different organisations or individuals may describe different things when using these phrases, and may use them in different contexts. To clear up some of the potential uncertainty or confusion, what we’ve done in this guide is unofficially describe each phrase individually, … Read more