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 tap. Check it out.
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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.