water footprint calculator
By addressing both direct and virtual water use, we seek to promote a water conservation ethic - so that more people will demand comprehensive freshwater conservation and efficiency.
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.
Regardless of how groundbreaking or pedestrian your actions may be, Earth Day reminds us that in the end what matters is a commitment to constant effort and improvement.
Are new developments in the decades-long cold war over the average water footprint of beef worth revisiting or does the grudge match remain?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our water supplies are limited. More than half of that outdoor water is used for watering lawns and gardens. You can reduce your outdoor water consumption by taking a few simple steps. So tighten those taps, eliminate those leaks and use water wisely. Read more to find out.
While hanging out in the yard can be carefree summer fun, saving water is serious business, especially as a devastating drought stretches over much of the US. But with these tips, conserving water doesn't have to be a drag.
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.
Learn more about the concepts behind water footprints, direct and virtual water use and water accounting.
The GRACE Water Program began in 2007 with the creation of our H2O Conserve Water Footprint Calculator. Since then, the program has grown into a significant resource of tools, tips and information that help people make water conservation part of their everyday lives. We also focus on how water is used in energy production, agriculture and consumer products, and the ways we can improve the management of our water resources and water systems.
It takes a significant amount of water to create energy, and a significant amount of energy to move and treat water.
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.