This type of water is also known as Continental water, a more accurate term from
the scientific point of view. Continental water accounts for only 2.6% of the Earth's
water, the rest being made up of seas and oceans. Of this volume, 98% consists of
sterile water, in the form of glaciers and underground water, leaving only the water
of rivers, lakes, and ponds as shelter for living organisms- barely 2% of the total
volume of Continental water.