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A World of Water Footprints

There's a whole world beyond the United States with differing resources, cultures and values placed on how and why water is used. A water footprint digital visualization helps us better understand.

Brewing Better Local Economies with American Craft Beer

In which our resident home brew hobbyist and clean water advocate argues that craft beers strengthen communities and explores some characteristics (most of which also apply to the good food movement) of the better beer movement, particularly as it concerns local production and consumption.

The Hidden Water in Everyday Products

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.

Water Calculators Around the Web

A collection of direct and virtual water use calculators gives you plenty of ways to understand your water use habits and learn ways to conserve and use water more efficiently.

AQUA "Conserve Water"

Watch 8-year old Aqua and her dog, Sparky, show her family how to conserve water and save money. Intended for kids in grades K-4 and for distribution by parents and teachers.

Water Saving Tips: Outdoors

Our water supplies are limited. With more than half of outdoor water used for lawns and gardens, a few simple steps can reduce your outdoor water consumption. So tighten those taps, eliminate those leaks and use water wisely. Read more to find out.

Water Saving Tips: In the Bathroom

Almost every activity or daily routine that happens in the home bathroom uses a lot of water. You use more water in the bathroom than in all of the other rooms combined! Read more to find out.

AQUA Conserve Water

Watch 8-year old Aqua and her dog, Sparky, show her family how to conserve water and save money. Intended for kids in grades K-4 and shared by parents and teachers.

About the Water Program

The GRACE Water Program is a significant resource of tools, tips and information that help people make water protection and conservation part of their everyday lives. The program is especially known for its Water Footprint Calculator.

Water and Energy

It takes a significant amount of water to create energy, and a significant amount of energy to move and treat water.

The Water Footprint of Food

What we eat - our diet - makes up about 50 percent of our total water footprint, which includes the large volume of "virtual water" needed to produce food.

Our Heroes: Wayne Koeckeritz of Food Waste Disposal

While supervising a recycling and waste disposal program, Wayne Koeckeritz was so bothered by all the food waste destined for the landfill that he did something about it. He quit his job as a facility manager of a luxury hotel, bought a used garbage truck and set out to turn food trash into compost treasure with his hauling company, Food Waste Disposal.

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