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The World's Water

The world's increasing population and development of agricultural land are putting pressure on the Earth's limited freshwater supplies. Find out what's at stake and how you can help.

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    Why Should You Care?

    Learn more about the world's water challenge with photos, stories, videos, and more.

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    Visualizing Our Water Footprint

    You might be surprised to see how the daily choices you make affect critical watersheds around the world.

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    How Much Water Per Pound?

    How much water does it take to put beef, pork, wheat, and more on your plate? Explore our water footprint interactive and find out.

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    Water Calculator

    Figure out your footprint, then join hundreds of website visitors who together have pledged to save thousands of gallons a day.

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