Water footprint

"The water footprint measures the amount of water used to produce each of the goods and services we use. It can be measured for a single process, such as growing rice, for a product, such as a pair of jeans, for the fuel we put in our car, or for an entire multi-national company. The water footprint can also tell us how much water is being consumed by a particular country – or globally – in a specific river basin or from an aquifer. The water footprint has three components: green, blue and grey. Together, these components provide a comprehensive picture of water use by delineating the source of water consumed, either as rainfall/soil moisture or surface/groundwater, and the volume of fresh water required for assimilation of pollutants." (water footprint network n.d.)


Water footprint network. n.d. “What Is a Water Footprint?” Water Footprint Network. Accessed June 3, 2021. https://waterfootprint.org/en/water-footprint/what-is-water-footprint/.

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