Calculating Water Use, Direct and Indirect

New York Times: Your household water meter only tells part of the story -- what was directly used for washing, cooking and other tasks. But what about the water that was used to grow the food you ate for dinner? Or to manufacture the book you bought or the gasoline your car burned? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have estimated this kind of direct and indirect water use -- not for households, but for American industries. Their goal was to create a tool for better assessing the impact on ......

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