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!
69 percent of global freshwater is stored in glaciers and ice caps.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
A typical chocolate bar has a water footprint of 449 gallons.
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.
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
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.
Households directly use the most water indoors in the morning (5am to 11am) because of showering and prepping for the day ahead.
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
A single margherita pizza requires 333 gallons of water, enough to fill almost ten bathtubs!
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.
One egg has a water footprint of 53 gallons.
One pound of potatoes has a water footprint of 119 gallons.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
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