Ensia is a magazine showcasing environmental solutions in action. Powered by the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, they connect people with ideas, information and inspiration they can use to change the world.

Ensia covers a broad spectrum of environment and sustainability issues, looking at the crossroads of sectors, disciplines, ideologies and geographies for new perspectives and solutions to emerge.


Many scientists and experts fear that humanity is reaching the point of peak water — the point at which freshwater is being consumed faster than it is being replenished or available. In the infographic above we take a look at the amount of water use around the world. Can we cut back before we reach the point of no return?

This copy and research for this project was done by Kylie Schultz.

View the infographic on Ensia's website here.

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