What is meant by Water Footprint?

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Tarun Sharma asked 6 years ago
What is meant by Water Footprint?
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What is meant by Water Footprint?
Water is consumed everywhere by everyone. Based on the various water usage patterns, assessments or water footprints can be calculated for people, households, businesses, hospitals, industries and even countries.
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Team GreenSutra® Staff answered 6 years ago
The Water Footprint is the measure of total amount of fresh water consumed or polluted either directly or indirectly.Wikipedia defines the water footprint of an individual, community or business is defined as the total volume of fresh water used to produce the goods and services consumed by the individual or community or produced by the business.

Water Footprints can be measured or calculated for:

  • Individuals
  • Families
  • Businesses
  • Industries
  • Institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Products
  • Processes