Water consumption driven by appetites, not thirsts

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 16:27
Water for Food video

The average person drinks 2-3 litres of water per day, but their actual daily freshwater consumption is many times that amount. (View video here)

Why, you might ask? Because of food. Agricultural activities account for 70% of global freshwater use. For example, it takes 15.000 litres of freshwater to produce a single kilo of beef. Check out UN FAO Water's YouTube channel for videos on the amount of water needed to produce some of our favourite snacks, meals and beverages at www.youtube.com/faowater.