Water Use in Mexico & USA
The Water Tracker pilot was carried out at Colorado State University in Colorado, United States and National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. The data from the pilot participants (17 students from Colorado and 11 students from Mexico City) was collected from February 9-29, 2016, during which the participants recorded their daily water related activities in the mobile app. The students split up into six groups focused on the following categories: drinks, savory foods, fruits and veggies, personal care, daily activities, and clothing. The categories that had no responses were left out of the data visualization below.
Spotlighting the drinking category from the available data, the students in the United States drink more water, as it is much more easily accessible in the United States than in Mexico. Drinking water consumption in the United States is 100 times more than in Mexico, due mainly to the lack of access to clean water. The data also shows that students in Mexico drink almost twice as much coffee as their counterparts in the United States, although on the global coffee consumption charts the United States is known to be a higher coffee consumer. However, the students in the United States have bigger taste for orange juice and tea, consuming six times as much orange juice as their counterparts in Mexico and twice as much tea as students in Mexico. The only area from this category that had more students from Mexico than their counterparts in the United States was the consumption of beer, since the students in the United States were all in the undergraduate program and below the legal age of 21, which is age 18 in Mexico.
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