You may not realize it, but when you use energy, you're also using water indirectly - lots of it!
What we eat - our diet - makes up at least two-thirds of our total water footprint, which includes the large volume of "virtual water" needed to produce food.
Although unseen, millions of gallons of water go into the products we buy and use, which makes consumer awareness an important step towards water conservation.
Our water resources aren't limitless. We need to protect and conserve them, especially since the average American water footprint is nearly twice the world's average.
By taking simple steps to reduce your water use at home you can quickly be on your way to saving gallons − and dollars − every day!
The American dream might be to live in a big house with an emerald green lawn in front and a shimmering pool out back. For water conservation, this is more like a nightmare than a dream!
Water use can take two forms - consumption or withdrawal. It's important to understand the difference between the two.
Everything you buy, use and consume takes water to produce. By purchasing and using less and reusing and recycling more, you can save water and reduce your water footprint.
In the US we're fortunate to have billions of gallons of clean water delivered daily to our homes, then piped away when we're done. Unfortunately, a lack of infrastructure funding could threaten our water.
Bottled water may seem like a healthy and convenient alternative but it is, in reality, expensive, wasteful and polluting. Find out why.
As the climate warms, scientists say we will have more intense storms and droughts and more precipitation falling as rain instead of snow. This could have serious consequences for our nation's water systems.
Millions of people across Long Island rely on a water supply that is at risk from a number of threats. Is a solution within reach? Watch this video to find out.
Virtual water is a significant portion of your water footprint. Learn what it is, how to know how much you're consuming and how you can use less of it.
While hanging out in the yard can be carefree summer fun, saving water is serious business, especially as a devastating drought continues in the southwest US. But with these tips, conserving water doesn't have to be a drag.