Join the Network

Achieving our vision of a world in which we share clean fresh water fairly amongst all people to sustain thriving communities and nature’s diversity is going to take a global community of committed organisations and dedicated individuals.

Water Footprint Network wants to be that community, specifically gathered around the water footprint concept, as our mission makes clear:

Our mission is to use the water footprint concept to promote the transition toward sustainable, fair and efficient use of fresh water resources worldwide.

Why join the Network?

By becoming a partner, you will join other organisations from business, government, non-profit and international organisations, academia and consultancies that support our Vision and Mission, and recognize the value of Water Footprint Assessment in solving the world’s water crises.

You will join international leaders in the race to transform the way we use and share fresh water. Your partnering provides you with the opportunity to substantiate your Corporate Social Responsibility and good Water Stewardship agendas. You can show your association with WFN through the use of our logo on your website. You can present your organisation’s profile on our Partner Pages or you individual profile on our Professional Pages to increase your visibility, while showcasing the achievements you made, the lessons you learned and the activities you employ concerning the water footprint concept. You can influence the course of action and become a frontrunner by doing projects of your choice and broadcasting them through our outlets, attracting a dedicated audience. You share in the benefits of our open source approach, where the change we can achieve is more valuable than a commercial gain. You get first hand access to all network resources, such as partner details, professionals, comprehensive datasets and publications, best-practices and developments. You stay informed on news and events.

Moreover, your contribution makes it possible for our Secretariat to coordinate the individual actions of (partner) organisations and focus concerted efforts toward clear and specific outcomes. As such, your partnership helps to progress the development and uptake of the water footprint concept and methodology, support the development science-based, practical tools and frameworks to address pressing water issues and raising awareness. You make possible a platform for education, sharing data and knowledge, building community and driving action. Together we can create synergies for greater impact.

Partners can jointly execute research, training activities and water footprint projects, share practical knowledge and expertise and get involved in open debates on critical issues related to Water Footprint Assessment and sustainable water management. Partners are listed on our website and they will receive regular updates on the activities of the Water Footprint Network and its partners.


Water Footprint Network distinguishes two types of partnership: Professionals and Partners. Professionals are individuals who are active in research, consulting, policy or in any other capacity related to water footprint action. Partners are organisations – be it academic, governmental, NGO, corporate or international organisations – that have are involved in water footprint action.

How to apply

Organisations can apply to become a Water Footprint Network partner by filling out the Application Form for Organisations and submitting it to Water Footprint Network. Once accepted, partners will receive an acceptance letter with an invoice for payment of the partnership fee/donation.

Professionals in the water footprint field can apply to become a Water Footprint Network professional by filling out the Application Form for Professionals and submitting it to Water Footprint Network. Once accepted, partners will receive an acceptance letter with an invoice for payment of the partnership fee/donation.

All fees/donation are used solely to support the core operational functions, working groups and projects carried out by the Water Footprint Network, in support of its mission. The Water Footprint Network is a fully non-profit organisation.

We only accept organisations and professionals as partners, but of course we welcome any well-doer to our cause. If you are an individual or interested organisation not aspiring partnership, and you would like to support the Water Footprint Network, please donate. We are grateful for your generous contribution!