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What's Your Water Footprint? | The Nature Conservancy

What's Your Water Footprint? | The Nature Conservancy

What's your water footprint? © TNC Click on the image for the full-sized version of the water use graphic. According to a recent study by a Conservancy partner organization – the Water Footprint Network (WFN)– the “water footprint” of the average American is 32,911 glasses per day. Where is all this water? It’s “hidden” in things we eat, wear and use – from hamburgers to blue jeans. Check out a cool info-graphic that explains your water footprint. “Water is necessary for everything we grow and manufacture,” says Conservancy scientist Brian Richter. “When we look at our entire water footprint – the total volume of water needed to support our daily lives – then we start to grasp how dependent we are on rivers, lakes and aquifers. And how big an impact we have on them.” Brian is working with partners like WFN to innovate methodologies to track down this hidden water and help ...

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