48% of Los Angeles water supply originates from the Mono Basin and Owens Valley via the Los Angeles Aqueducts. lacity.org
The two Los Angeles aqueducts deliver an average of 430 million gallons a day. ladwp.com
The production of one pound of beef requires 2500 gallons of water.
To produce one cup of coffee we need 37 gallons of water.
The water footprint of China is about 700 cubic meter per year per capita. Only about 7% of the Chinese water footprint falls outside China.
Japan with a footprint of 1150 cubic meter per year per capita, has about 65% of its total water footprint outside the borders of the country.
The USA water footprint is 2500 cubic meter per year per capita. That's the equivalent to an Olympic-sized swimming pool. 2007 water report: waterfootprint.org
by Jacques Perrinamazon.com
“Flow: For Love of Water” by Maude Barlowamazon.com
“Storm over Mono: The Mono Lake Battle and the California Water Future” by John Hartamazon.com
“Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water”
by Marc Reisneramazon.com
“Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century”
by Alex Steffen and Al Goreamazon.com
“Introduction to Water in California”
by David Carle
“The Water Atlas: A Unique Visual Analysis of the World's Most Critical Resource”
by Robin Clarke and Jannet Kingamazon.com
“The Sibley Guide to Birds”
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Link for "Lessons From Mono Lake" Video:
Mono Lake Committee: monolake.org
For scientific information on the Mono lake Basin in California: monobasinresearch.org
Hyperion Treatment Plant virtual tour: lasewers.org
Water Recycling and Reuse: epa.gov - water recycling
Water Footprints: waterfootprint.org
For a brief overview on the Owens Valley Water history: ovcweb.org