Curb Your Water Use with National Geographic’s Water Calculator

By Alex Tung

(Illustrations: Robert Zimmerman)

In a recent blog post at the National Geographic’s Nat Geo News Watch, Sandra Postel, a Worldwatch Institute Senior Fellow and one of the authors of the upcoming State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, highlighted the large amount of water wasted by Americans every day, and how people can use water with more care.   To help us become more frugal water users, Sandra has been working with the National Geographic’s Freshwater Initiative to develop a calculator that allows consumers to discover how much water is used in typical daily activities, and determine their “water footprint.”  Users can also compare their footprint with the average American and see how they fare.  So let’s start calculating, and stop wasting!

Alex Tung is a research intern with the Nourishing the Planet project.

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