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!
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
It takes 520 million MWh of electricity per year to move, treat and heat water in the U.S. this is 13% of the total U.S. electrical consumption.
One slice of bread has a water footprint of 11 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.
On average, one large banana has a water footprint of 42 gallons.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
One pound of potatoes has a water footprint of 119 gallons.
One cotton t-shirt has a water footprint of 659 gallons.
Cooling water discharged from a coal or nuclear plant is hotter--by an average of 17°F in summer--than when it entered the plant.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
Crop irrigation accounts for 31 percent of all freshwater withdrawals in the U.S.
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
25 percent of all freshwater consumed in the US is associated with discarded food -- about as much as the volume of Lake Erie.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
69 percent of global freshwater is stored in glaciers and ice caps.
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