How Much Water is ‘Hidden’ in your Everyday Life?
Type: Self-Guided Experience
The average American uses over 2,000 gallons of water a day, but we only see 100 gallons (~5%) of that go down the drain. So, what about the other 1,900 gallons? This is ‘hidden water,’ which is required to produce the commodities we interact with every day, such as our electricity, the clothes we wear, and even our morning coffee. Visit our interactive virtual classroom to explore different objects and figure out the ‘water footprint’ of items typically used in daily life. Discover how ‘hidden water’ is essential to every aspect of your life.
- Caroline Weidner, PhD Student, Earth and Environmental Sciences, MSU
- Jay Zarnetske, Associate Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, MSU
Ages: All Ages
- Energy and Environment
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Date/Time: This is a self-guided experience.