E162Waterscarcity

E162Waterscarcity - WATERSCARCITY 117.7dailygallons

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WATER SCARCITY 117.7 daily gallons 42,705 gallons per year per person How much water do you consume? The average world citizen’s water footprint is 1,243 m^3/year or 328,365 gallons  per year. The average American’s water footprint is 2500m^3/year, or 660,430  gallons/year, the equivalent of one Olympic-sized swimming pool per person The average Chinese citizen uses about 700m^3/year The average Jordanian citizen has less than 200 m^3/year. How does your consumption compare? Top five biggest average per capita daily users of water: US, Australia, Italy,  Japan, and Mexico >79 per day on average Countries where average per capita usage water is lowest: Mozambique,  Rwanda, Haiti, Ethiopia, and Uganda >4gallons per day Water consumption is very unequal Developed countries have a lot more Country in south water poor, water scarcity Key Terms Water scarcity (relative) Is the point at which the aggregate impact of all users impinges on the supply of  quality of water under prevailing institutional arrangements to the extent that 
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