EUROPE IS WORLD’S BIGGEST WATER IMPORTERMarch 4th, 2011 | Posted by in Water
Trillions of gallons of virtual water are required for products that are traded between countries, bringing amazing disparities.
- Despite its water challenges, Africa exports 25 trillion US gallons to Europe, far more than it imports.
- Italy’s imports exceed exports by 13 trillion gallons, Europe’s largest trade deficit.
- The United States is a major net exporter, including 29 trillion gallons to Asia.
- Russia is so vast, it exports and imports relatively small amounts.
“To feed a growing population, experts say that water-use efficiency will need to double in the next 20 years,” according to National Geographic magazine. I hope enough people of influence are subscribers.