27 Oct '14, 5pm

'Water Footprint of Humanity' Study Shows Average Person Uses 1,056 Gallons of Water Each via @Inh…

'Water Footprint of Humanity' Study Shows Average Person Uses 1,056 Gallons of Water Each via @Inh…

Hold on to your office chairs, research-loving infographic fans – we’ve got a doozy for you here. Researchers at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have compiled a report on the “water footprint of humanity” (from 1996 to 2005) that comes complete with comprehensive water consumption statistics for every country on Earth – including water consumed by industry. The researchers found that 92% of freshwater use is in the agricultural industry, that the United States (with 3% of the world’s population) is the third-largest water consumer, and that 1/5 of water used on Earth is for products exported out of the country where they are made or grown. The report also comes complete with water pollution data, some interesting infographics , and it’s accompanied by a “product gallery” where you can see how much water goes into the production of say, a a cup of tea . When you...

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/water-footprint-of-humanity-study-sh...

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