How much fresh Water do we have in canada?
On earth we have 326 trillion million gallons of water. 10 trillion million gallons gallons of that water is fresh and clean water. Canada owns 20% of the world's freshwater 20% of 10 million trillion is 2 trillion million gallons. Only 7% percent of that 2 million trillion is renewable and we are able to extract. That leaves us with seven hundred billion five hundred thousand. That's how much freshwater we have in Canada that we are able to extract.
Who do we export fresh water to?
The only country we export water to is the United States Of America (USA). Many states in the USA have had water shortages in the past few decades. Which is profitable for Canada.
Concerns: In the past for Canada there were many concerns about exporting our water to USA. Because US has a lot of water shortages and they needed our water. But large scale removal of water from our lakes which would affect our ecosystem in a negative way, and it will increasing pollution and harming plants and animals in our community. Canada has a strong position against exporting water, which bring me to my next point.
How much fresh water do we trade to the usa?
As i said before Canada has a strong position against exporting water. So when we trade to the USA we don't trade to much. We mostly trade bottled water exports and usually no larger than 21 liters each.
Issues and solutions
The main issue right now for freshwater in Canada is we only have 20% of the world's freshwater supply. But we only have access to less then half of it. Which means not all of that 20% is renewable only 7% of it is. Leaving 13% of it not being able to be extracted and used. The un-renewable 13% is underground, in glaciers, and in aquafires. Another big issue is when we start running low on our water supply all the benefits of water will be taken away from us only leaving us enough to drink.
We need to figure out a way to get access to the non-renewable water that we have here in Canada. There is no way to get to the 13% of non-renewable water as of right now. But right now we need to be smart with our water until they do figure out a way we can get access to the non-renewable water.