Nov 16, 2012

Click to Find Your Water Source!

Condensation, evaporation, precipitation… yes, all these “-ations” have something to do with where your water comes from.

But even if you understand the basic science behind the water cycle, do you really know the source of the water that flows from your tap? According to a 2011 Nature Conservancy poll, 77% of Americans don’t know where their water comes from.

Now there’s a remedy for that: The Nature Conservancy has created an interactive map of the drinking water sources for 493 cities across the globe, including 27 of the largest cities in the United States. If you are one of the 414 million people around the world living within these areas, you can now hop online and click around to find which rivers, lakes and streams supply water to your tapCheck it out.

Appreciate each person’s effort and give this feedback in a frequent and timely manner. This allows employees to value their progress. This is often more energizing than any one-off bonus.

We found that if you look at the condition of the land that supplies water to 27 of the largest cities in the U.S., these lands are made up of:
8% urban/suburban lands;
15% agricultural lands;
37% protected lands;
41% private, undeveloped lands.


  1. Pretty neat... but when I clicked on the appropriate city, it said that my water came from the tap in my kitchen..!

    Seriously, I have wondered about the Missouri River because it has at times seemed to be very, very dark and almost murky... this is the kind of stuff folks (myself include!) need to participate in, rather than Farmville..!

  2. I saw a documentary on water and found the part on food very interesting. When we bite into grapes from south America or any food from anywhere, we are drinking their water and redepositing it (eventually) into our water system.

  3. Very interesting and also terribly important....

    Thanks for the enlightenment!!


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