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Electric versus Petrol versus Biofuel cars

One the questions that was asked in my water footprint post was how much water is used in the production of petrol? Well, I thought I would cover biofuel and electric cars at the same time. So which is better? I have taken the water and energy involved in the production of the different fuels, […]

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Water footprint of our daily food intake

In my post on the water footprint of red meat versus low flow shower heads I asked if anyone wanted to know any other footprints. The answer was yes I want to know more about the footprint of other sources of protein, the footprint of other food stuffs and also the impact of beer. So […]

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Water footprint – showers versus red meat, which would you choose?

The right information allows us to make the right decisions. As organizations such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) collects, stores and makes freely information about our use of resources it makes it easier to connect the dots. Once the dots are connected we as individuals can make informed lifestyle decisions rather than following […]

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Australia exports 40% of our water – the globalization of water

Of all the water we use every year in Australia, we export 40% of it overseas in our agriculture exports. The concept of ‘virtual water‘ was born in 2008 to determine how best to use the scarce water available in arid and semi-arid countries. For example, “water-scarce countries like Israel discourage the export of oranges […]

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