A recent article by National Geographic illustrates the massive difference in water consumption in different parts of the world. It is especially important that we are conscious of how much water we use, because clean fresh water is a critical resource even if it is easily available for us.
"From India to Bolivia, it was always the women who knew exactly how much water their family needed.
When photographer Ashley Gilbertson sat down in households across six countries to document water access for UNICEF, he’d ask them to tally their daily usage. Then he’d display the total amount used in plastic containers filled from the local source."