H20 Woes Measuring the Damage of our 'Water Footprint'

A Dutch hydro engineer has come up with a "water footprint." At a conference in Sweden, he and other participants discussed water waste, supermarkets filled with fruits and vegetables produced in some of the world's most arid regions and ways we can stop wasting our most precious resource.
Drought in California: A Dutch hydro engineer says it would be better to try and stop farming regions like this altogether and import "virtual water" instead.

Drought in California: A Dutch hydro engineer says it would be better to try and stop farming regions like this altogether and import "virtual water" instead.

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