The Water Footprint Network is a platform for collaboration between companies, organizations and individuals to solve the world’s water crises by advancing fair and smart water use. We are a dynamic, global network that drives innovation and inspires the changes we must all make to share fresh water fairly amongst all people to sustain thriving communities and nature’s diversity.

Aims & History

Recognising the value of the water footprint, international leaders came together to establish a network of organisations committed to using science-based, practical solutions and strategic insights to transform the way we use and manage our water resources.


We seek to achieve our goal by promoting water footprint education, research, exchange, communication and knowledge dissemination. We maintain the global standard for water footprint assessment and develop practical tools and approaches for water footprint assessment and water footprint reduction. We raise awareness among communities, governments, businesses and investors of their direct and indirect water footprint, and encourage government policies and business strategies that minimize the impact of our water footprint. We bring together governments, businesses, investors, international institutions, non-governmental organizations and other organizations in their search for water footprint reduction and sustainable and fairer water use.

The Network

Over 100 partners from large companies to small-scale suppliers, financial institutions and regulatory bodies, non-profit organisations and academia have chosen to join our network. Together, our continuous learning community shares the latest advances in knowledge, information and ideas to escalate change in river basins worldwide.

Our team

Our international team is dedicated to transforming awareness of the water footprint into concrete action towards sustainability. They bring a broad range of expertise to advance knowledge in and application of Water Footprint Assessment and work with others to apply it.