Water – our precious resource
Water is arguably the planet's most precious and vital natural resource. The twin pressures of an ever increasing global population and the effects of climate change mean that all of us, whether at home or in the work place, share a responsibility to use it as efficiently as possible and with due regard to the needs of others.
Only through such careful management will we be able to ensure that future
demand is met and that the water environment and ecology it supports is
These issues are particularly important for the long term sustainability of the
food and drink industry because of its reliance on a supply of freshwater for
both its raw material and processing needs.
Water sustainability should therefore be a key consideration in the
decision-making process of all individual food and drink companies both within
operations as well as across their supply chains.
View FDF's policy on water.
How UK food and drink businesses can save water
Last reviewed: 19 Apr 2012