WaterStat - water footprint statistics

WaterStat is the world’s most comprehensive water footprint database. All datasets included come from peer-reviewed research and are based on the Global Water Footprint Assessment Standard. Water footprint statistics can be used to inform public policies or company business strategies, to raise awareness, or as input to research projects.

Product water footprint statistics

Statistics on green, blue and grey water footprints of crops, derived crop products, biofuels, livestock products, and industrial products. All data are available at national and sub-national level.

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National water footprint statistics

Statistics on green, blue and grey water footprints of national production and consumption.

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International virtual water flow statistics

Statistics on international virtual water trade flows and on water savings related to international trade.

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Monthly gridded blue water footprint statistics

Statistics on total monthly blue water footprints of production at a 30×30 arc minute grid resolution. The total blue water footprint of production is the sum of blue water footprint for agriculture, industry and domestic sectors per grid cell.

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Water scarcity statistics

Unique datasets showing blue water scarcity in the world on a monthly basis, both at 30x30 arc minute resolution and per river basin.

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Water pollution level statistics

Statistics on water pollution levels related to nitrogen and phosphorus.

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Water footprint of production in the United States

A rich dataset for the United States showing the water footprint of production per economic sector at state level and at county level (for some sectors), and distinguishing between surface water footprint and groundwater footprint.

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