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Why WATER FOOTPRINT NETWORK?

To create a better world, GreenEcoBox decided to join the non-profit organization WATER FOOTPRINT NETWORK. This organization runs several campaigns in different parts of the world and has the power to make a difference. The choice of this organization is strategic and concerns the equitable and fair use of water on the Planet.

How does this partnership work?

GreenEcoBox donates €4 for each Bee Happy box delivered in March 2019. Through this partnership, GreenEcoBox has chosen a specific project and now shares all the information related to this project with its customers.

Together we are strong

Why is water so important?

Fair & smart use of water in the world

Mission : To use the water footprint concept to promote the transition toward sustainable, fair and efficient use of fresh water resources worldwide.

What does the campaign consist of?

At Water Footprint Network, we believe that sustainable use of fresh water is a critical foundation for healthy lives and a healthy planet. As our consumer society grows and pressure on our limited supply mounts, the race is on for us to rethink and ultimately, transform the ways in which we use and manage water. To keep us on track, we have a vision of the world we would like to live in.

Our vision: A world in which we share clean fresh water fairly amongst all people to sustain thriving communities and nature’s diversity.

It is going to take more than the Water Footprint Network to bring this vision to life; it is going to take a global community of dedicated individuals and committed organisations. We believe the Water Footprint has something special to bring as we all work together to achieve fair and smart water use. We have made this our mission.

Founded as a non-profit, multi-stakeholder network, Water Footprint Network aims to facilitate partners in initiating activities, sharing best-practices and developing tools and materials that help reach our shared mission. Hereto, the WFN Secretariat will coordinate and advance five overarching main activities:

(1) Network and Exchange
(2) Awareness Raising
(3) Capacity Building
(4) Knowledge and Data Dissemination
(5) Influencing Policy and Practice

What is a water footprint?

Water footprints can be calculated for an individual person, a process, a product’s entire value chain or for a business, a river basin or a nation. They provide powerful insights for businesses to understand their water-related business risk, for governments to understand the role of water in their economy and water dependency, and for consumers to know how much water is hidden in the products they use. Most importantly, they help drive strategic action toward sustainable, efficient and equitable water use.

What is Water Footprint Assessment?

What is the water footprint of humanity, of cotton grown in the Indus River basin, of Brazilian soybeans imported into the European Union, of a flower farm in Ethiopia? How do we know if a country, a product a business or a river basin has a sustainable water footprint? What actions should be taken and where should we start working first? We can find out answers to these questions when we conduct a Water Footprint Assessment.

Business water footprint

While the price of water is rarely a driving force, many companies are awakening to the fact that their business is reliant on water, in their operations or their supply chain. The water footprint can help all producers learn about their water dependence and plot a course for addressing water-related business risks.

Product water footprint

Every product has a water footprint and that water footprint lands in one or more places in the world. The size of the water footprint lets us know how much of our limited water resources that product has claimed and whether it could be made more efficiently. Is the product’s water footprint sustainable? Let’s check the local context in which it lands and we can tell you.

Personal water footprint

Each of us uses water at home for cooking, bathing, laundry but our larger water footprint is the ‘hidden’ water in all the products we use or consume. Depending upon what we eat and our lifestyle, we can have a larger or smaller water footprint. And where is this water footprint? It’s all around the world, linking us to rivers and aquifers, communities, plants and animals far from our homes.

National water footprint

The water footprint isn’t only for products and companies, it also tells us how much water is being consumed or polluted in a river basin, a region or a country. As goods are traded between countries, imported and exported, the water footprint follows in the form of virtual water. For a country to secure water, food, energy and international relations, it needs to consider how it is using its own water and the water of other countries to provide goods and services to its citizens.