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What’s Your Water Footprint?

Posted By Gaiam Staff On March 21, 2012 @ 4:22 pm In Green Living | No Comments

Water Footprint Did you know that the average American is responsible for the use of 751,777 gallons of water [1] a year? (That’s enough water to fill more than 15 thousand bathtubs!) Or that depleting the water in rivers and streams can actually lead to flooding [2]?

Sure, we could tell you all the facts about water use, but we’d rather show you, courtesy of this infographic [3] from The Nature Conservancy [4] and The Water Footprint Network [5]. Click the image below to enlarge.

Learn more about water issues [6] on our streaming video site, Gaiam TV!

Water Footprint [7]


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URLs in this post:

[1] water: http://life.gaiam.com/article/10-easy-ways-conserve-water

[2] flooding: http://life.gaiam.com/article/floods-and-farms-what-s-cost

[3] infographic: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/habitats/riverslakes/explore/water-footprint-of-an-american.xml

[4] The Nature Conservancy: http://www.nature.org/

[5] The Water Footprint Network: http://www.waterfootprint.org/?page=files/home

[6] water issues: http://www.gaiamtv.com/video/water-issues?chan=GaiamLife&utm_source=GaiamLife&utm_medium=Web&utm_campaign=10day

[7] Image: http://blog.gaiam.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Water-Footprint1.jpg

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