Tool for Water Stewardship

Ruth Mathews - Executive Director WFN

The Water Footprint Network is passionate about its mission - engaging companies, governments, NGOs, investors and international organizations in taking strategic action toward solving the world’s water scarcity and water pollution problems. Bringing together the internationally recognized Global Water Footprint
Standard and the most comprehensive water footprint database – WaterStat - the Water Footprint Assessment Tool provides results based on sound methods and best available data. 

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Start the Water Footprint Assessment Tool

To fulfill its commitment to a sustainable future, the Water Footprint Network offers the Water Footprint Assessment Tool for free, online, for everyone to use.

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The water footprint is a measure of humanity’s appropriation of freshwater in volumes of water consumed and/or polluted.

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Geographic Assessment

Pick a river basin you care about and explore it in detail. Find out how water is allocated to different uses. Understand the sustainability of the water footprint in the river basin. Identify opportunities for water footprint reduction and sustainable water use.

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Production Assessment

Apply Water Footprint Assessment to a product, facility or company.  Calculate the green, blue and grey direct and indirect water footprint and explore the sustainability of the different components to prioritize where action should be taken. 

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Goal & Scope

Are you interested in a quick look or an in-depth Water Footprint Assessment for a product, facility, company, river basin or country?

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Accounting

What is the green, blue and grey water footprint for agriculture, industry or domestic water supply and where is it located? 

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Sustainability

Is the water footprint in a hotspot? Does it violate local or global sustainability criteria?

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Response

Where is it a priority to take action and how can the water footprint be reduced and sustainability improved? 

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Blue Water Scarcity (January)

Blue Water Scarcity (February)

Blue Water Scarcity (March)

Blue Water Scarcity (April)

Blue Water Scarcity (May)

Blue Water Scarcity (June)

Blue Water Scarcity (July)

Blue Water Scarcity (August)

Blue Water Scarcity (September)

Blue Water Scarcity (October)

Blue Water Scarcity (November)

Blue Water Scarcity (December)

Release

Version 1.0

The Water Footprint Assessment Tool is under continuous development.  Next releases will include expanded accounting and sustainability assessment and will add response formulation. Your feedback is welcome!