Understand Your Water Footprint

Water being one of the key resources being used, understanding the water footprint is a key component of managing sustainability impacts on your business.

Water footprinting will help you to understand:

  • How and where water is being used in your operations and product life cycle
  • What risks and opportunities may result from water scarcity, now and in the future
  • Establish and prioritize opportunities to establish basis for decisions
  • Information for more reliable and extensive database for the creation of water conservation policy

The three water footprints

Green water footprint

Green water footprint is water from precipitation that is stored in the root zone of the soil and evaporated, transpired or incorporated by plants. It is particularly relevant for agricultural, horticultural and forestry products.

Blue water footprint

Blue water footprint is water that has been sourced from surface or groundwater resources and is either evaporated, incorporated into a product or taken from one body of water and returned to another, or returned at a different time. Irrigated agriculture, industry and domestic water use can each have a blue water footprint.

Grey water footprint

Grey water footprint is the amount of fresh water required to assimilate pollutants to meet specific water quality standards. The grey water footprint considers point-source pollution discharged to a freshwater resource directly through a pipe or indirectly through runoff or leaching from the soil, impervious surfaces, or other diffuse sources.

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Water Footprint Assessment as a Framework for Corporate Water Sustainability

Water Footprint Assessment provides a clear, useful, and structured way for a company/facility to initiate and/or strengthen its water sustainability action plans. The water footprint as an indicator of water consumption and water pollution provides new insight into water issues at the facilities which was not available through the use of traditional water statistics and effluent discharge permits.

Water Footprint Assessment Framework

  • Setting goals and scope
  • Water footprint accounting
  • Sustainability assessment
  • Response formulation

REDUCE | REUSE | RECYCLE

Reduce: Employ new processes and change behaviour to reduce water consumption in our plants whilst achieving the same high quality of product.

Reuse: Collect waste water streams within facilities and re-use appropriately.

Recycle: Investigate & employ new technologies to recycle later for appropriate use within the plant.

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