News briefs and articles about water footprints, water use and availability, as well as interviews with key people in the fields of water footprints and water use.

Interview: Florencia Ramirez on Why Saving Water Starts in the Kitchen

February 28, 2018

Florencia Ramirez wrote “Eat Less Water” after seven years spent visiting forward-thinking players in the food system to learn about their water-sustainable strategies. Then she wrote a book about our food choices to share what she learned with the rest of us. Florencia Ramirez journeyed across the United States over the course of seven years […]

Interview: Sandra Postel on How We Can Replenish the Water Cycle

January 25, 2018

Sandra Postel, in her new book Replenish, offers ways that farmers, water managers and consumers can unite to restore the broken water cycle. Sandra Postel wades into questions about the water cycle in her most recent book, Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity. Sandra is a water expert, director of Global Water Policy, […]

Interview: Clean Water and Industrial Agriculture with Kelly Hunter Foster

April 6, 2017

Factory farming is devastating rivers, lakes, and estuaries from industrial agriculture at swine, poultry, and dairy facilities. Waterkeeper Alliance senior attorney Kelly Hunter Foster manages the organization’s Clean Water Defense and National Pure Farms, Pure Waters campaigns to regulate runoff from factory farming. Kelly Hunter Foster’s background and experience with factory farming pollution has made […]

Interview: Arjen Hoekstra, Creator of the Water Footprint Concept

May 21, 2015

Dr. Arjen Hoekstra created the water footprint and opened people’s eyes about sustainable consumption and how humanity uses water. Discover what guided him onto this visionary path, the role that consumer decisions have on consumption and water use, the complexities of industrial versus pasture-raised meat, and more. Dr. Arjen Hoekstra sadly passed away unexpectedly in […]

Interview: Your Water Footprint with Author Stephen Leahy

November 3, 2014

Stephen Leahy is an award-winning environmental journalist who’s taken a particular interest in what he calls the “hidden world of virtual water” that surrounds us. Stephen Leahy wrote Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use To Make Everyday Products, to illustrate the somewhat mysterious concept of virtual water using graphics and […]

Interview: Matt Malina of NYC H2O

April 21, 2011

Water educator Matt Malina loves New York City’s water system so much he created NYC H2O, a series of educational tours and lectures about the city’s infrastructure. Matt Malina of NYC H2O loves water! Water educator and math tutor Matt Malina, who grew up in New York City’s East Village, loves his city’s water system […]