WATER - WATER A) WATER USE Canadian per capita use: ~ 4000...

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WATER A) WATER USE Canadian per capita use: ~ 4000 L/person/day ; i.e total use of water divided by number of people. Use Available Canada 4000 L 240,000 L *Most of it is in the Mackensie River * Approximately 60% of Canada’s fresh water drains North, while 85% of the population live along the southern border with the US. Thus, not all of it is readily accessible. Most of it is gotten from the Great Lakes. US 5000 L 24,000 L *We use roughly the same amount of water as the US, but we have 10x more available. France 1,900 L 8,300 L Ethiopia 130 L 4,800 L * Europe is much more efficient in terms of use of water. Agriculture Industry Residential Canada 9% 79% 12% US 41% 46% 13% France 12% 73% 15% Ethiopia 86% 3% 11% Worlwide, used most in Agriculture, then Industry, then municipal B) REQUIREMENTS 1Kg Corn 900 L 1Kg Beef 16,000 L Coffee 150 L Jeans 10,000 L Leather Shoes 8000 L Car 150 000 L
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*Less environmentally expensive to be vegetarian * Aral sea – on border of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. In ~25 years it decreased to 1/10 of its size because of the growth of cotton. Cotton grows in hot weather, but hot areas lack water, so aral sea water was used. Growing of cotton requires pesticides that leach into the aral sea too.
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2011 for the course CHEM 180 taught by Professor Harpp,fenster during the Spring '11 term at McGill.

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WATER - WATER A) WATER USE Canadian per capita use: ~ 4000...

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