S4W-North America

North America

Decreasing precipitation and rising populations could bring a perfect storm of water shortages for the Americans.

The total water consumption in North America is 1630m³ per person which is about 264 percent higher than the total global water consumption. In North America, water demand is set to increase and water supply decreases. Nearly 165 million Americans rely on groundwater for drinking water and irrigation. About 37% of total water usage is for agriculture and industry needs it for manufacturing.


Brandon Ertis

Country Ambassador (United States)

Become a Citizen Scientist

If you live in North America and are interested in participating in S4W as a citizen scientist please contact us. All that is needed is enthusiasm and access to a Smartphone; we’ll teach you the rest.