WATER FOOTPRINT STUDY
Spain is one of the countries with the largest water footprint in the world: 2,461 m3 of water per year per person, staying just ahead Niger, Bolivia, USA and Portugal. The amount of water used for domestic activity only represents a small portion of the total water that Spaniards consume daily.
A greater portion lies in the production of food, clothing and other products that citizens use or consume in everyday life. The ultimate goal of our water footprint studies is to detail and prioritize actions needed in an industry to improve the ratio of water consumption to kg of finished product.
At the end of the study the customer will know what could be improved, how to improve it, at what cost and, therefore, how long it will take to amortize the investment and the cost of any changes in production process.
In general, companies improve their ratio by 25% to 75%, achieving in all cases significant increase in efficiency of water use and improvement in eco-efficient processes.
Water footprint reduction is also a clear opportunity for environmental improvement for those companies that have ISO 14001 certification and a very useful instrument to enhance corporate social responsibility.