Think You Need 8 Glasses of Water a Day?

Think You Need 8 Glasses of Water a Day?

October 30, 2012

The “water footprint” of the average American is 32,911 glasses per day. That’s according to a recent study by a Conservancy partner organization, the Water Footprint Network. No wonder another recent report co-authored by Conservancy scientist Brian Richter has found that water scarcity affects about 2.7 billion people for at least one month each year. […]

The Threat of a Global Water Shortage

The Threat of a Global Water Shortage

October 30, 2012

As argued for some time by the WWF global pressure on freshwater resources is increasing, mainly through changes in global population and income levels, which have led to an increase in demand for water intensive products such as meat, sugar and cotton.