New report by Pacific Institute: California's Water Footprint
From the report:
...The water footprint of the average Californian is 1,500 gallons per day, slightly less than the average American but considerably more than the average resident in other developed countries or in the rest of the world. ...
...California's total water footprint is an estimated 64 million acre-fee of water. That's more than double the amount of water that flows down both of the state's two largest rivers, the Sacramento and San Joaquin, in an average year. An additional 44 million acre-feet of water is required to produce the goods and services that are imported into California and consumed here, making California a net importer of virtual water. ...
More information and the full report can be found here:
and an interview on KPBS with Heather Cooley, the co-director of the Water Program for the Pacific Institute, and Ann Tartre, executive director of The Equinox Center, on water footprint: