Winner: Canadian Science Writers’ Association Science in Society Journalism Award in Radio Features/Documentaries, 10-30 minutes

How much water do we use? That was the question my sister Kim and I asked about ourselves and the little house we share in Toronto. The taps, flushes and washer cycles didn’t surprise us–but the water it takes to produce the meat we eat, the clothes we wear and all of the other items we consume and use sure did. Listen in as we dive into the deep end of figuring out our water footprint in this radio documentary originally aired on CBC Radio’s The Current in December 2007.