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GA Project WET Newsletter

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Winter 2018 DRAGONFLY

Diving into
VIRTUAL WATER


Let's look deeply into the water we use everyday.
Most people are only slightly aware of how much water they use throughout the day. In a 2014 Indiana University survey more than one thousand Americans were asked to estimate the amount of water it takes to flush the toilet, wash clothes, and other kinds of normal household uses. On average, participants underestimated their use by a full factor of two. How accurate
would you be? With Project WET activities such as Water Audit and My Water Footprint we can explore our personal water consumption in everyday life and be pretty certain how much we use.
 
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