Water We Eat

The hype of World Water Day may be over, however, we cannot for one moment stop focussing on this extremely important issue.  Particularly as the KZN Midlands is such an important water catchment with many millions of people relying on this area for their daily water.

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This article is reproduced from Food Tank.

According to The Water We Eat, each of us consumes more than 3,400 liters of virtual water each day—this is the water hidden in the products we buy and the food we eat and it can vary significantly. What we eat, how we produce food, and how much food we waste can all impact the size of our water footprint.

The Water We Eat (downloadable by clicking HERE), highlights, for example, how diets rich in fruits, vegetables, and cereals make it possible to significantly reduce virtual water consumption. In addition, BCFN is featuring on its site, and the
United Nations World Water Day website, a special video message prepared in collaboration with Angela Morelli, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader 2012.

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Here are 7 other free World Water tools for you to check out:

1. On Pinterest, Food Tank developed 24 images about ways each of us can reduce water waste. Please check them out (and feel free to share them) by clicking HERE.
2. Drop In the Bucket put together this great short video for YouTube offering powerful facts about water.
3. UN World Water Day did a series of great animations and educational materials to celebrate World Water Day. (you can use them thoroughout the year)
4. For great research and advocacy campaigns about food and water all year long see the Food and Water Watch website.
5. For more information about international water policy check out the Global Water Policy Project.
6. The Center for Investigative Reporting offers these six cool infographics about food and water.

7. And several of the CGIAR centers provide great research and tools, including
the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), International
Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
, and the International
Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Let’s make this whole year about water.

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About Nikki Brighton

I live in a Magic Cottage near the mist-belt forest with my African dog, Dizzy. We enjoy long walks in the fields to gather wild greens, sitting on the verandah with a pot of tea, and harvesting vegetables outside the kitchen door.
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