“Water footprint” is the sum of direct and indirect water consumption by a consumer. It applies to products which need water in their production processes.


What is indirect water consumption? It means water used at all stages of the production of a given product – for instance, in the case of agriculture it is the required irrigation of crops.


The average value of the water footprint of an average household in Poland ranges from 350 to 400 litres per day!


At www.waterfootprint.org you can calculate your own water footprint, and then take steps to reduce it. Remember that the choice of products that you purchase each day affects the environment and the lives of people around the world. What can you do to save water?:


  1. Buy products with the lowest water footprint.
  2. Limit consumption and do not waste food.
  3. Limit meat consumption and choose more vegetable products.
  4. Choose producers who care about the sustainable management of water resources used in the production process.


Did you know how much water is required for the production of 1 kg of:


Chocolate – about 17,196 litres

Beef – about 15,415 litres

Pork – about 5,988 litres

Chicken – about 4,325 litres

Eggs – about 3,300 litres

Cheese – about 3,178 litres

Rice – about 2,497 litres

Wheat bread – about 1,608 litres

Maize – about 1 222 litres

Apples – about 822 litres

Orange – about 560 litres

Milk (glass) – about 255 litres

Coffee (cup) – about 132 litres

Source: futurefood2050.com