Monday, April 28, 2008

Water Statistics - Running Out of Water


80,000 liters – amount of water it takes to make a pair of leather shoes
2,000 liters – amount of water it takes to make a cotton shirt
2,400 liters – amount of water it takes to make a hamburger
1,200 liters – amount of water it takes to produce a gallon of ethanol
75 liters – amount of water it takes to make a glass of beer
140 liters – amount of water it takes to make a cup of coffee

4,000 cubic liters – amount of water per person in the mid 20th century
1,000 cubic liters – amount of water per person today
1,700 cubic liters – amount of water person “water stress” is defined as having

2021 – the year Lake Mead is expected to go dry

97.5% - amount of water in the world that is saltwater
1.75% - amount of water in the world that is freshwater but frozen
0.75% - amount of usable drinking water in the world
.0007% - amount of water in the world that is readily accessible for direct human use for drinking

Sources:
http://www.news.com/8301-11128_3-9925900-54.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=GreenTechblog
http://siwi.client.constructit.se/sa/node.asp?node=159

6 comments:

todd said...

Now bring it on home with the proof that we're actually running out. Because there's quite a bit of water recycling going on too.

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it's becoming the biggest problem of the humanity. we must starting saving money! use irrigation systems, recycle water etc. lats help our planet!

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