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Water scarcity is a global issue, with water sources diminishing what is a water footprint?

A water footprint of a country is defined as the volume needed for the production of goods and services consumed by the inhabitants of the country.

 

From the statistical chart below it is quite staggering how much water is used for fairly basic food needs, not to mention the vast amounts of waste which is discharged to the water companies sewerage system during the manufacturing process.

So the constant demands on diminishing water supplies are compounded by ever increasing waste discharges, both of which are contributing to global eco systems.

 

The Global average water footprint is around 1,243 m3 (Cubic Metres) or 272,800 gallons of water per person, this cannot possibly be sustained indefinitely at this level.

 

Water footprint

 

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