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    How Much Water   Virtual Water How Much Water Virtual Water Presentation Transcript

    • HOW MUCH WATER DO YOU USE?
    • HOW DO YOU USE WATER?
    • HOW MUCH WATER WILL YOU USE IN A YEAR?
    • How many cups of tea will you drink in a year?
    • IS THIS THE TRUE AMOUNT OF WATER THAT YOU USE?
    • HOW MUCH WATER IS THERE AVAILABLE IN THE WORLD?
    • 43 600 CUBIC KILOMETRES
    • DO YOU EVER WORRY ABOUT IT RUNNING OUT?
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    • YOU USE A LOT MORE WATER THAN YOU THINK HERE'S HOW
    • This is not how much water you use to make the pot of tea but how much is used to water the tea plant and process the plant into a tea bag
    • And what if you drink milk with your tea?
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    • This water usage is called
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    • Why does this T-Shirt not make sense?
    • 1 (300g) T-Shirt
    • That works out at 72 showers! for one T-Shirt x 72
    • 10,850 litres of water to produce one pair of jeans
    • This map shows the proportion of all worldwide freshwater resources found there.
    • This map shows the proportion of worldwide water use occurring there.
    • Four thousand cubic kilometres of water are used by people each year around the world, for domestic, agricultural and other industrial purposes. This does not include non-consumptive uses such as energy generation, mining, and recreation. China, India and the United States use the most water. These are also the territories where the most people live. But water use per person is about three times higher in the United States than it is in India and China. Whilst everybody needs water, people use hugely varying quantities. On average, people living in Central Africa each use only 2% of the water used by each person living in North America.
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