- On average, it takes about 3 000 litres of water per person to produce our daily food.
- In an industrial beef production system, it takes in average of three years before the animal is slaughtered to produce about 200 kg of boneless beef.
- To produce one cup of coffee we need 140 litres of water.
The water footprint of China is about 700 cubic meter per year per capita. Only about 7% of the Chinese water footprint falls outside China. Japan with a footprint of 1150 cubic meter per year per capita, has about 65% of its total water footprint outside the borders of the country.
- The water footprint in the United States is 2500 cubic meter per year per capita.
Top 5 facts sources: FAO Aquastat, Waterfootprint.org.