Groundwater is the water present beneath Earth's surface in rock and soil pore spaces and in the fractures of rock formations.- Groundwater
Water resources are natural resources of water that are potentially useful for humans, for example as a source of drinking water supply or irrigation water.- Water resources
Natural sources of fresh water include surface water, under river flow, groundwater and frozen water.- Water resources
Small portions of water occur as groundwater (1.7%), in the glaciers and the ice caps of Antarctica and Greenland (1.7%), and in the air as vapor, clouds (consisting of ice and liquid water suspended in air), and precipitation (0.001%).- Water
Groundwater is an important water resource for the supply of drinking water, especially in arid countries.- Groundwater
Water politics is politics affected by water and water resources.- Water
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Fresh water or freshwater is any naturally occurring liquid or frozen water containing low concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids.
Fresh water may encompass frozen and meltwater in ice sheets, ice caps, glaciers, snowfields and icebergs, natural precipitations such as rainfall, snowfall, hail/sleet and graupel, and surface runoffs that form inland bodies of water such as wetlands, ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, as well as groundwater contained in aquifers, subterranean rivers and lakes.
Fresh water is the water resource that is of the most and immediate use to humans.
Water supply is the provision of water by public utilities, commercial organisations, community endeavors or by individuals, usually via a system of pumps and pipes.
Water supply systems get water from a variety of locations after appropriate treatment, including groundwater (aquifers), surface water (lakes and rivers), and the sea through desalination.
First, it provides an incentive to conserve water which protects water resources (environmental objective).