How UK increased its water use efficiency

by Water To Food Team

We all need to use less water and use it more efficiently

said the chief executive of the Environment Agency

What about agriculture? Insights from the past

Barley, wheat, potatoes and sugar beet are among the most produced crops in the UK.

Water use efficiency

Crop water footprint has decreased substantially over the past decades, mostly driven by enhanced yield. Hence, less water is required to produce a tonne of crop.

The total water footprint varied in the past years mainly following the patterns of production and cultivated areas.

The risk of external water dependence