Your water footprint is the amount of water you use in and around your home throughout the day. It includes the water you use directly (i.e., from a tap) and the water that is used to produce the food you eat, the products you buy, the energy you consume and even the water you save when you recycle. You may not drink, feel or see this virtual water, but it makes up the majority of your water footprint.
Water Footprint - Concepts
  • Learn more about the concepts behind water footprints, direct and virtual water use and water accounting.
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Water Footprint of Food
  • What we eat - our diet - makes up at least two-thirds of our total water footprint, which includes the large volume of "virtual water" needed to produce food.
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Hidden Water
  • Although unseen, millions of gallons of water go into the products we buy and use, which makes consumer awareness an important step towards water conservation.
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