Happy World Water Day, Derry!

March 22nd is World Water Day and this year the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation is organizing the event. The point of World Water Day is to bring attention to the state of our freshwater resources and to encourage sustainable management of water. This year, the FAO wants to remind us that water security and food security are intimately connected. Yes, we use water to drink, bathe, and clean our clothes… but we consume a lot of water through our food. In order to produce 1 kilogram of wheat in our country, it takes 1,500 liters of water. However, to produce 1 kilogram (a little over 2 pounds) of beef it takes 15,000 liters of water! So what’s your Water Footprint?  Use their calculator to find out.  What I like about the World Water Day website is that it gives us more information about how we can reduce our impact within our own community! Enjoy the spring weather and remember that water is in every part of our lives, not just in that refreshing glass!