Why Xeros? Why Now?
- Water is one of the earth’s most abundant resources, covering about 70 percent of its surface.
- 97 percent of the water on Earth is in the oceans - too salty to drink or nourish crops.
- 2 percent is locked away in glaciers and icecaps, virtually inaccessible for human use.
- Accessible freshwater makes up less than 1 percent of the earth’s resources.
- By 2013, over 36 of our United States will experience water shortages.