In the spirit of this inaugural Thirsty Thursday, let's visualize how our daily decisions would fare at the bar counter. About 70% of the Earth's surface is composed of water, of which only around 4% is freshwater, and less than 1% is freely available for the biota. 70% of all water consumption by humans goes to agriculture. But the amount each of us uses is dictated by every step along the production of chain of our food items - growing, processing, packaging, transportation. Below are two examples of the water "footprints" for common products.
How much water do you use? Where can you reduce your food-water footprint?
Blog Action Day 2010 focused on water - read more about it here!