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.
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.
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.
Power plants in the US withdraw 143 billion gallons of fresh water every day; more than irrigation and 3 times that's used for public water supplies.
A frack job used 4.5 million gallons, of which a amount approximately 10 to 40 percent flows back to the surface as toxic water.
A piece of A5 paper has a water footprint of 3 gallons, but amounts vary depending on wood.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
The average American throws away 20 pounds of food each month or about two-thirds of a pound per person per day.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
30 percent of global freshwater is groundwater.
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
On average, one large banana has a water footprint of 42 gallons.
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
One slice of bread has a water footprint of 11 gallons.
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