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!
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
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.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
30 percent of global freshwater is groundwater.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
Households directly use the most water indoors in the morning (5am to 11am) because of showering and prepping for the day ahead.
Crop irrigation accounts for 31 percent of all freshwater withdrawals in the U.S.
One cotton t-shirt has a water footprint of 659 gallons.
25 percent of all freshwater consumed in the US is associated with discarded food -- about as much as the volume of Lake Erie.
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