Arctic Freshwater for the World
Melting At Record Speed
Greenland, the world’s largest island, holds 10% of earth’s freshwater in glacier form. The glaciers are melting at record speed – over 530 trillion liters melted into the sea in 2019 alone - Greenland’s glacier melt is now the #1 contributor to sea level rise.
10% of Earth's Freshwater
#1 contributor to sea level rise
532 Trillion Liters of Greenland glacier melt was lost in 2019
Demand for Global Freshwater is Growing
2.4 billion people currently live in freshwater stressed areas and that number is growing daily. Africa, the Middle East, the South Western United States – to name a few - are experiencing unprecedented freshwater stress with no end in sight due to population increases and the effects of climate change. Global freshwater demand will outstrip supply by 40% by 2030.
2.4 Billion People projected to live in freshwater-stressed areas by 2030
Current World Population Living in Freshwater Stressed Areas
MENA Needs More Water
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is the most freshwater-scarce region in the world
6.3% of the global population
Only 1.4% of the world's freshwater
There simply isn’t enough freshwater in these regions to support the demands for drinking, residential, industrial, commercial, agricultural and energy production uses.
Freshwater Capture & Bulk Transfer
Before it flows into the sea unable to be used, Project Greenland captures Greenland’s melting pristine glacier freshwater for bulk vessel transfer to drought-stricken regions.