Kai Olson-Sawyer

GRACE Communications Foundation

I'm a Senior Research and Policy Analyst at the environmental nonprofit, GRACE Communications Foundation. At GRACE I work on the Water Footprint Project, with particular focus on water footprints, the water-energy-food nexus, behavioral change and policy. I also co-manage the many resources available on the Water Footprint Calculator website, which includes the Water Footprint Calculator tool, lesson plans for high school and middle school, water-saving tips, issue pages, reports and more. You can find these resources at https://www.watercalculator.org.

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Activities (7)

Lesson 3: The Value of a Water Footprint (High School) part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
Session 1 of this lesson begins with a quick activity to get students thinking about their direct and virtual water use. It introduces a few new ideas for virtual water use that may surprise students, including the ...

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How Our Food Moves Water Around the Planet part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2022:Program:Afternoon Mini-Workshops
In this workshop teachers will learn about the connections between agriculture, food production and water use, and discover ideas and resources for how to teach about the sometimes-abstract relationship between ...

Teaching Water Conservation with the Water Footprint Calculator part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Roundtable Discussions
Teaching about water usually means teaching about the water cycle but this leaves out the ways that water is connected to the production of food, energy and consumer goods.In this discussion, we will explore the ...