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Eye-opening facts about water

Only 0.5% of the earth's water is readily available for human consumption. Photo – AFP

9 interesting facts about water

Water is one of the most vital and valuable resources on Earth, if not the most precious. Although three-fourths of Earth’s surface is water, only one-hundredth of one percent of it is usable.

World Water Week was observed from August 28 to September 2. Here are some wondrous facts about this incredible compound of nature that gives us life:

(Inputs from www.weforum.org; Images – Getty, AFP)