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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 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.
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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.

Water Footprint Calculator

The Water Footprint Calculator (WFC) offers a few questions to get you and your household to start thinking about your water use and how it connects to almost every aspect of your life.

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