Of all of the water on the planet, only 1% of it is drinkable. That means 7 billion people are sharing the precious little drinking water that we have, which really makes every drop count. Meanwhile, water-hogging countries like the US use over 2400 cubed meters of water per person every single year – far more than necessary. This infographic from Nature’s Water explains the most common ways that water is wasted, which countries are the worst, and how we can conserve it to make it last.

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