A quarterly magazine "MakingIt Industry for Development N.19"
A water footprint shows the amount of fresh water used to produce the goods and services we consume, including that used for growing, harvesting, packaging and shipping. The global average water footprint of industrial products is 80 litres per US dollar of the purchasing price.
More than 2.8 billion people in 48 countries will face water stress or scarcity conditions by 2025, yet at the same time global water demand for manufacturing is expected to massively increase.
For industrialization to be sustainable, it must be a process that reduces water use and improves the quality of wastewater. The greening of industry can help ensure safe and clean water for all.