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Think You Need 8 Glasses of Water a Day?

THINK YOU NEED OF WATERA DAY? THINK AGAIN. ON AVERAGE, THE "WATER FOOTPRINT" OF AN AMERICAN IS 32,911 751,777 GLASSES A DAY THAT'S GALLONS OF WATER PER YEAR. Obviously you aren't literally drinking all of this water. Read on! NINETY- "HIDDEN" OF THIS WATER IS SIX% WAT ER USED TO GROW AND MAKE THINGS YOU EAT, WEAR AND USE AND TO GENER ATE ENERGY. YOUR WATER FOOTPRINT INCLUDES THREE CATEGORIES OF WATER BLUE WATER GREEN WATER GREY WATER WATER EXTRACTED RAIN THAT FALLS AMOUNT NEEDED TO DILUTE FROM RIVERS, LAKES AND GROUNDWATER DIRECTLY ONTO CROPS POLLUTED WATER INTO USABLE CONDITION TOP EIGHT CROPS WITH THE LARGEST WATER FOOTPRINT & SAMPLE PRODUCTS THEY ARE USED FOR GRAZING GRASS LIVESTOCK COTTON SOYBEAN WHEAT ................ ............ ........... BURGERS T-SHIRTS BURGERS BREAD FODDER CROPS COFFEE BARLEY CORN FEED COFFEE BEER SOFT LIVESTOCK DRINKS TOP EIGHT IF WATER LEVELS IN RIVERS DROP BELOW CRITICAL LEVELS FOR TOO LONG, ANIMALS LOSE HABITAT: RIVER BASINS THAT PROVIDE THE MOST "HIDDEN" WATER TO AMERICANS MISSISSIPPI ST. LAWRENCE COLUMBIA FOR PEOPLE THIS CAN MEAN: NELSON ST. LAWRENCE SAN JOAQUIN SACRAMENTO DIRTY WATER FLOOD RISK JOB LOSS COLORADO LOSS OF PLANTS THAT HELP ABSORB AND SLOW FLOODWATER LESS WATER TO DILUTE OR RISK TO INCOME RELATED TO FISHING AND OUTDOOR TOURISM FLUSH OUT POLLUTION Visit nature.org to learn how The Nature Conservancy is partnering with people around the world to reduce the water footprint of our food and other products. The Nature Conservancy Many thanks to our science partners at the Water Footprint Network for providing the data for this infographic. Learn more about your water footprint at waterfootprint.org Protecting nature. Preserving life *Source: Water Footprint of Nations, M. M. Mekonnen and A. Y. Hoekstra (May 2011)

Think You Need 8 Glasses of Water a Day?

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The “water footprint” of the average American is 32,911 glasses per day. That’s according to a recent study by a Conservancy partner organization, the Water Footprint Network. No wonder another ...

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