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Every Drop Counts - 12/30/14

A lot of us take water for granted. We simply turn on a faucet, and there it is, in seemingly endless supply.

Freshwater, however, is not as plentiful as you might think.  Yes, the world is 70 percent water, a staggering amount. Of that water, 97.5% is salt water. The rest, just 2.5%, is freshwater. And of that, less than 1 percent of the world’s freshwater is available for use by people.

As chief executive officer, John Racanelli leads a team of 600 full and part-time employees and 1,000 volunteers in pursuing the National Aquarium’s mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. More than 1.5 million people annually visit the Aquarium’s venue in Baltimore, Maryland, while millions more are touched by the Aquarium’s education programs, outreach activities, social media campaigns and conservation initiatives.