Your Water Footprint


water footprintWhat is your Water Footprint? Now is the time for us all to take responsibility for how much of our resources we are each responsible for using. Many of us living in first world countries take our water supply for granted but did you know that numerous studies have shown that if we do not start conserving our water supply in the not too distant future we could also be facing shortages like many other countries in the world.

Can you imagine life without clean fresh water. That is becoming a strong possibility if we don’t start to rethink how we use each and every precious drop.

The water footprint measures how much water is used to produce 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 shoes, 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.

Water footprints are used much in the way that carbon footprints are used to measure climate change contributions, the water footprint gives a better picture of how water is being used. Now are you interested to see what an impact you are making on the environment with Your Water Footprint?

Find out how much water you are using with the personal water footprint calculator.