Water Use

March 22, 2012--Scarce drinking water -- and who's guzzling around the globe (Los Angeles Times)

Thursday is World Water Day. The event, a brainchild of the United Nations, was first celebrated nearly two decades ago and is meant to focus attention on the need for fresh water around the globe. Booming populations and shifting diets mean that water is expected to be in growing demand. More meat, for instance, means more water will be needed to support animals raised for slaughter.


October 26, 2011--Water use growing twice as fast as population! (Environmental News Network)

Like oil in the 20th century, water could well be the essential commodity on which the 21st century will turn. Human beings have depended on access to water since the earliest days of civilization, but with 7 billion people on the planet as of October 31, exponentially expanding urbanization and development are driving demand like never before.


October 29, 2009--United States using less water than 35 years ago (USGS)

The United States is using less water than during the peak years of 1975 and 1980, according to water use estimates for 2005. Despite a 30 percent population increase during the past 25 years, overall water use has remained fairly stable according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report. The report shows that in 2005 Americans used 410 billion gallons per day, slightly less than in 2000.


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