Water scarcity affects 40% of the planet. As a testament to the sign of the times, water futures are now being traded on the stock market, a stark reminder of the need to conserve water and use it wisely. Washing experts Finish partnered with Dan Kraus, Senior Conservation Biologist at the Nature Conservancy of Canada and Dr Ali Nazemi, Associate Professor at Concordia University, to look into the countries with the highest domestic water usage. Which countries waste the most water?

The top seven countries in the world for domestic water consumption per capita are:

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How to Reduce Your Water Consumption 

High water consumption – and any rate of water wastage – will have significant environmental impacts that are felt throughout generations. Here are some simple ways to reduce your water consumption: