Study shows U.S. is third in annual water consumption…Hunter Worsfold
Study shows U.S. is third in annual water consumption
VISTA, Calif. — A study conducted by two engineers at the University of Twente in the Netherlands calculated how much water is used around the world and what countries have the highest consumption rates, according to a press release.
According to their research, more than 9 billion cubic meters of water are used around the world each year, noted the release.
The countries with the greatest annual consumption of water are:
• China, 1,207 billion cubic meters
• India, 1,182 billion cubic meters
• U.S., 1,053 billion cubic meters.
“After the U.S., the amount of water consumed per country drops significantly,” says Klaus Reichardt, CEO and founder of Waterless Co. “For instance, Brazil, which is next on the list, uses less than half of what is consumed in the U.S.”