As drought spreads to 93% of the American West, food crops are threatened and wildfire risks rise. Water demand in India is expected to exceed available sources by as much as 50% by 2030. And if we continue consuming freshwater as we do today, the world will face a 40% shortfall between water demand and available supply by 2030.
It’s a good time to take a look at any wasteful water use habits we may have and take steps to conserve water. And consider that the biggest percentage of water we consume is used to produce our food and other products we purchase. Learning which companies practice responsible water management and buying from them will make a big difference.
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Editor’s note: Originally published on May 22, 2019, this article was updated in July 2021.