Water Footprint by Country

Measuring water footprint can help government and organizations know if water sources are secured and formulate ways to solve water problems.


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Aside from carbon footprint, water footprint by country is also recorded. Everything we do requires water and the way water is appropriated in each industry is measured to make a full account of how much water each country uses. Through that, each country will be able to take actions when water is not properly utilized.

The water footprint by country is divided into three components: the green, blue and grey water footprint. The green footprint represents the water used in horticultural, agricultural and forestry products. Water in this footprint is transported from natural processes such as precipitation and evaporation or is transpired by plants.

On the other hand, most industries and domestic processes use the blue water footprint which is harvested from underground water then takes a more complicated process and is returned to the original source after a period of time. Irrigated agriculture also utilize this water footprint.

Grey water footprint meanwhile is the one that indicates aquatic pollution. This footprint is channeled from sources dumping pollutants in freshwater areas. This is often studied to take actions in meeting the standard quality of water.

Water footprints by country are also measured in different ways such as in cubic meters, per unit of currency, per hectare of cropland, per tonne of production or in any functional measurement. Measuring water footprint can help government and organizations know if water sources are secured and formulate ways to solve water problems.

Take a look at the comparison of the international industrial water use (gal/person/day) based on the Water Footprint Network:

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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2,270

United States of America (USA)

2,200

Canada

1,687

Israel

1,687

Botswana

1,485

Brazil

1,466

Russian Federation

1,341

Denmark

1,183

Australia

1,156

Germany

1,032

Dominican Republic

1,014

Global

1,002

Colombia

995

Egypt

971

United Kingdom

910

Republic of South Africa

908

China

775

Bangladesh

557

 

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