Water Footprint

Water Footprint is defined as the total volume of freshwater that is used to produce the goods and services consumed by the individual or community or produced by the business. As per the use and source, it is of three kinds viz blue, green and grey water footprint.

  • The Blue Water Footprint means volume of freshwater that evaporated from the global blue water resources such as lakes, rivers, ponds, reservoirs and wells in producing the goods and services consumed by the individual or community.
  • Green Water Footprint means volume of freshwater that evaporated from the global green water resources such as moist lands, wetlands, soil, farms etc. in producing the goods and services consumed by the individual or community.
  • Grey Water Footprint means volume of freshwater that was polluted in producing the goods and services consumed by the individual or community.

The water footprint is measured in terms of Cubic Meter / per person/ per year. Approximate Global Water Footprint is 1240 m³ water/person/year.

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