Consortium: IDEAM, SDC, CTA and GSI

Objective of the assignment: To conduct a multi-sectoral water footprint assessment of all watersheds in Colombia’s inland territory, as part of the National Water Study 2014 (ENA, 2014). Identify critical watersheds from the blue and green water use perspectives and link results to current water and agricultural national policies.

How we did it: We calculated the green and blue water footprints of four economic sectors per watershed: agriculture, domestic, industry and energy and oil. We conducted the environmental sustainability of both blue and green water footprints using local data and maps. We analysed results in light of the other water-related indicators used in the National Water Study and what they mean for the sustainability of water use in Colombia.

 

Read the study report here.

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