Only 3% of the Earth’s water is freshwater, and of this about two-thirds is frozen in glaciers and polar ice caps. Much of the rest is underground. With climate change reducing rainfall, we face critical water shortages in many places across the planet.
WWF is working to ensure our key freshwater ecosystems receive sufficient good-quality water to remain healthy. To achieve this we are advocating for strong laws to protect the environment, as well as working with rural producers and other industries to implement more sustainable practices.