Waterconsumption Comparatives

Monthly waterconsumption concept

Monthly waterconsumption (in this document, MW) tell us the amount of water that every family uses during a month. Logicaly, they’re several differencies beetwen countries, and beetwen all the months of the year (it isn’t the same february than july).


About the metodologies and results

The used metodologies present variations. Some of the participants have made the measures in liters (EU, liter as L); other ones in cubic meters (m3; each m3 is equal to 1000 L). By the other hand, some of them have measured waterfootprints from january to december, or of february to february of the next year. You have to make attention to this, when you’re reading our conclusions.


Comparative of monthly waterfootprints

We try to compare water consumption usual of the countries that have participated in the Eurowater 2015 program.


Results for a Northen/South comparative

Here you are the results of the countries that participe in Eurowater 2015.

MW for a València school (Spain) in m3


And two more countries, from the North (the Netherlands and Germany):

MW for Oude Pekela school (the Netherlands) in liters.


MW for Wittmund school (Germany) in liters.


We can’t extract a clear conclusion about the variation of water consumition, except that the pattern of València (South) is very different than the other two places.


Analyzing differencies in MW at the same country

When we compare the obtained results, the first impression is that they’re a strong oscillation between values, ever in the same country. (We can see it in the next four graphics, all of them are related with only one location.)


MW of february to february of the next year in different families at Grossefehn (GE).






Average MW for different families of Grossefehn school (GE).


Average MW for different families of Zespót Szkót school (PO).


Average MW for different families of Vestergaardsskolen school (DK).


Yearly waterfootprint

The Yearly waterfootprint (in this document YW) expresses the amount of water wasted in a natural year. It’s a good parameter to comparate, cause shows clearly the differencies between countries.


In our case, the countries that participated in the event.



Note the high variability in results, from 400 to around 1375 liters per year (more than 300%).


Committee Europe 2013