Water recycle & reuse for water footprint reduction
The vast majority of manufactured products require the use of water at some stage of the production process. Globally, it is estimated that around 20% of all water consumption is used by industry. In comparison with the 70% consumed by agriculture, the industrial needs might be considered relatively insignificant. However, in industrialized countries, more than 50% of the water suitable for human use is consumed by industries, and thus conservation, reuse, and recycling of wastewater is a significant part of the overall management of water supplies.