Water Footprint

We use a lot of water for drinking, cooking, washing, but even more to produce food, paper, clothes in cotton and many other consumer goods. The problems related to water are often closely connected to the structure of the global economy.

Many countries have externalized in a massive way their water footprint, importing from other places those goods that require a huge quantity of water for their production and bringing so under pressure the hydric resources of the exporting countries, where often exist few mechanisms for a sage management and conservation of the water resources.