Watch 8-year old Aqua and her dog, Sparky, show her family how to conserve water and save money in the online video to the left. This video is intended for kids in grades K-4 and for distribution by parents and teachers. You can also download free accompanying materials for "Aqua: Conserve Water," like the English and Spanish-language comic book and coloring book, as well as various posters, all in PDF format. It's never too early for kids to learn the importance of and value of our most precious resource: Water!
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
Together, China and India have 37 percent of the world's population, but are home to just 10.8 percent of the world's water.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
One cotton t-shirt has a water footprint of 659 gallons.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).
69 percent of global freshwater is stored in glaciers and ice caps.
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
Cooling water discharged from a coal or nuclear plant is hotter--by an average of 17°F in summer--than when it entered the plant.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
It takes 660 gallons of water to produce one hamburger.
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