Grey Water Footprint - Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies by harmful compounds. This occurs when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into these bodies (rivers, aquifers, groundwater, wetlands, lakes, and ocean) without adequate more

Blue Water Footprint - "Blue Water" is defined as "fresh surface and groundwater, in other word, the water in fresh lakes, wetlands, rivers and aquifers". In South Africa, vast parts of the country, and particulary in densely more

Green Water Footprint - "Green Water", simply put, is rain water which does not run off into streams or recharge ground water, but is stored ('temporarily') in the soil. In South Africa, a water stressed country, rainfall more

Waste Matter - Waste is inextricably linked to water consumption and pollution - both in the manufacturing process, and in the disposal thereof. Waste is described as such materials that are not prime products (produced for the market), more

Energy - Water availability and quality is directly impacted by energy usage, and energy usage is conversely affected by water consumption. Content text to follow….           read more

SA Water stewardship council trust


Vision - We believe that sustainability is a key aspect of all future business and social engagement and we therefore seek to promote behavioural change with respect to water through positive reinforcement and incentivization…

Mission - Incentivizing behavioural change from consumption to the custodianship of water through structured stewardship programmes…

Values - Incentivizing behavioural change through positive inducement…

Message from our Chairman, Dr. Anthony Turton: 

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Water Footprint Network


The Water Footprint Network is a dynamic, international learning community. We are a platform for connecting diverse communities interested in sustainability, equitability and efficiency of water use.  The Global Water Footprint Standard – developed through a joint effort of the Water Footprint Network, its partners, and scientists of the University of Twente in the Netherlands – has garnered international support from major companies, policymakers, NGOs and scientists as an important step toward solving the world’s ever increasing water problems.  

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