The global water footprint

The 'water footprint' of a country is defined as the volume of water needed for the production of goods and services consumed by the inhabitants of the country.

The global water footprint


  1. The UK has one of the lowest water footprints in the west despite all those leaking pipes in London and the ageing Victorian infrastructure?

    Wow, I really am surprised.

    Eastern and Southern England is where most of the UK's water is used because it is where the most people live and the most arable agricultural area of the country.
    It is also one of the driest parts of the country though, with rain falling in the less populated North and West.
    Some people have suggested a water network using the existing canal system to transfer water from the North and West where it is in massive surplus to the South and East where it is sometimes in deficit.


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