How water is more valuable and useful than oil
The critically-acclaimed book “Your Water Footprint” reveals how water is essential to our civilization in ways we never imagined.
It takes more than 7,600 liters (2,000 gallons) of water to make a single pair of jeans. That morning cup of coffee required 140 liters (37 gallons) of water before it found its way to your table—water that was used to grow, process and ship the coffee beans. When we spend money on food, clothes, cellphones or even electricity, we are buying water — a shockingly large amount of water.
Each of Us ‘Consumes’ 8000 litres (+2,000 gal) of Water Every Day
While water usage continues to soar, shortages now affect more than 3 billion people including millions of Americans and Canadians. A decade from now 3 out of 5 people will face water shortages.
WINNER Best Canadian Science Book
Voted Best Science Book for it’s clarity, relevance and powerful infographics, Your Water Footprint provides essential information on how to reduce your water use. That will help you save money, be prepared for shortages and ensure our children and grandchildren will have abundant fresh water. Water-wise choices is all about smart substitutions and changes, rather than sacrifice and self-denial.
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Events and Appearances
Stephen has done presentations for all ages and backgrounds in a number of different countries. Click here for upcoming events and more info
“… a favourite of our audiences. He’s able to make complex issues seem
simple without taking anything away from the urgency and importance of
– David Leonard, Director of Events, the Walrus Foundation
Stephen on Walrus TV: “We don’t realize our entire society runs on water. It doesn’t run on oil”
“…a brilliant and shocking exposé on precisely how much water we use…” — Publishers Weekly
“…exceptionally lucid narration with arresting, full-page info graphics” — Booklist, starred review
Rated ****+ Stars on Goodreads with 16 reviews
Water is far more valuable and useful than oil — The Guardian
8 Shocking Facts About Water Consumption — EcoWatch
Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use To Make Everyday Products
160 Pages, 125 Unique Infographics only $19.95 Paperback (Also avail in hardcover)
New Zealand: Mighty Ape
Personal Note: I was very touched to learn the James and Suzy Cameron (Avatar, Titanic) gave copies of my book to their many friends and family as part of their 2014 Christmas gift package. We’re all connected by water. — Stephen