Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Environment, Food, Energy. What's Next?


Water.  Here are some interesting (stunning) statistics:

  • The production of one kilogram of beef requires 16 thousand litres of water.
  • To produce one cup of coffee we need 140 litres of water.
  • The water footprint of China is about 700 cubic metres per year per capita.  Only about 7% of the Chinese water footprint falls outside China.
  • Japan with a footprint of 1150 cubic metres per year per capita, has about 65% of its total water footprint outside the borders of the country.
  • The USA water footprint is approx 2500 cubic metres per year per capita.
  • The Australian water footprint is approx 1400 metres per year per capita.

See the Water Footprints website HERE.


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