With nearly half the world’s population affected by water scarcity and demand for freshwater continuing to soar, a WWF report released at the 20th International Riversymposium in Brisbane shows how governments can successfully protect and restore river flows – helping to ensure sufficient water for people and nature.

The purpose of this water footprint assessment is to provide Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd (JISL) with a framework to measure and report on the water footprints of its products, assess the potential influence of those footprints on local hydrologic systems, assess potential social and ecological impacts, and identify possible response strategies.