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!
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.
25 percent of all freshwater consumed in the US is associated with discarded food -- about as much as the volume of Lake Erie.
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
It takes 660 gallons of water to produce one hamburger.
A shower leaking just 10 drips per minute wastes 500 gallons of water per year. That's enough water to run your dishwasher every day for two months!
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.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
Crop irrigation accounts for 31 percent of all freshwater withdrawals in the U.S.
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).
On average, each American flushes 18.5 gal. of water down the toilet every day. More than any other uses like taking showers or washing dishes.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
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