Not Peak Oil Now It Is Peak Water - the new eco scare
While the average UK household consumes almost 33 gallons a day for washing and drinking, it consumes about 30 times as much in "virtual water", used in the production of imported food and textiles.
It concludes that only 38 per cent of the water used by the UK comes from its own resources, with much of the rest coming from countries such as Spain and Morocco, which face serious shortages.
The study by the environment group WWF ..urged businesses and consumers to take a look at their virtual water consumption, as they are inadvertently contributing to the slow death of some of the world's most important rivers, and we may not be able to rely on the same supplies in the future, with fresh water now being described as "the new oil", a finite resource running out.
Bloody hell, I didn't realise I was using up all that rain water that is pissing down on my drive, silly old me thought it sort of ran back into the sea and got recycled up into the clouds. I had better start bottling it and putting it aside for my children....