Virtual Water

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    "Virtual water" is the water we incorporate into our lives each day that is not listed on labels or calculated into price. that we incorporate into our lives each day but is not listed on labels or calculated into price. When you begin to add it all up, the statistics are dizzying. We are in an age of increased demand and diminishing supply, even while energy extraction methods such as hydrofracking consume, remove, and contaminate billions of gallons of fresh water each year. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, our host Peter Neill provides numerous examples of ways in which water consumption and use go unseen in our daily lives.

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Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by college and community radio stations worldwide. A selection of episodes is now available in Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Swahili. In 2015 we will add Mandarin to our roster of global languages, enabling us to reach 75% of the world's population. For more information, visit

Resources from this Episode:

<  The Energy Collective
< UNESCO Water Centre