Reducing the hydraulic footprint in 2024 with GENAQ’s innovative solutions

20 May, 2024


In today’s world, where environmental concerns are increasingly at the forefront, the concept of the hydraulic footprint has gained significant attention. The hydraulic footprint is an environmental indicator used to estimate the volume of freshwater utilized in the production of goods and services. It is not only a measure of the quantity of water consumed and polluted but also indicates where this consumption occurs, providing a geographically explicit understanding of water use.

Understanding the Hydraulic Footprint

The hydraulic footprint is a comprehensive metric that includes various types of water usage:

  • Blue Water Footprint: This represents the amount of surface and groundwater used in the production of a product or service.
  • Green Water Footprint: This accounts for the rainwater consumed during the production process, particularly relevant in agriculture.
  • Grey Water Footprint: This measures the volume of freshwater required to assimilate pollutants, indicating the extent of water pollution.

Spain ranks among the highest in hydraulic footprint globally, with an annual hydraulic footprint of around 2,500,000 liters per person, nearly double the global average. This stark statistic underscores the urgent need for innovative solutions to address water consumption and pollution, particularly in sectors like agriculture, which accounts for 80% of water use in Spain.

GENAQ’s Role in Reducing the Hydraulic Footprint

GENAQ, a pioneer in atmospheric water generation, is making significant strides in reducing the hydraulic footprint. By developing cutting-edge technology that extracts water from the air, GENAQ is providing a sustainable and efficient solution to water scarcity, especially in areas severely affected by drought.

Innovative Technology

GENAQ’s atmospheric water generators (AWGs) capture humidity from the air and convert it into potable water. This process is not only innovative but also highly efficient, providing a reliable source of clean water without relying on traditional water sources. This technology significantly reduces the blue water footprint by decreasing the dependency on surface and groundwater.

Case Studies and Real-World Impact

One of the most notable applications of GENAQ’s technology is in a remote community in Djibouti, where a recent project now generates up to 5,000 liters of water daily. This project highlights the potential of AWGs to provide sustainable water solutions in arid regions, directly addressing water scarcity and reducing the local hydraulic footprint. Additionally, GENAQ’s projects in Spain demonstrate their commitment to alleviating the country’s substantial hydraulic footprint. By implementing their technology in agricultural and urban settings, GENAQ helps reduce the strain on Spain’s water resources, ensuring more sustainable water management practices.

Collaborative Efforts and Recognitions

The journey towards sustainability is challenging, especially for SMEs focused on developing new products and solutions. However, the recognition and support from larger corporations play a crucial role. GENAQ’s innovative approach has been acknowledged with awards such as the SME EnterPRIZE by Generali. Such recognitions not only validate the efforts of GENAQ but also provide the impetus to expand production and explore new applications for their technology. The collaboration with large corporations underscores a growing commitment to sustainability and highlights the crucial role SMEs play in driving environmental innovation. This support is pivotal in accelerating the shift towards a more sustainable and resilient future.

A Call to Action for a Sustainable Future

The global water crisis and the prevalence of droughts necessitate collective efforts to find sustainable solutions. GENAQ is proud to lead the way in this regard, demonstrating that technology can offer real answers to some of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time.Reducing the hydraulic footprint is not just about conserving water; it’s about ensuring a sustainable future for all. GENAQ is committed to this cause, striving to make access to clean water a guaranteed right for everyone, everywhere.

GENAQ’s approach exemplifies how innovation can intersect with sustainability to create tangible benefits. By continuing to push the boundaries of what is possible, GENAQ not only addresses the immediate challenges of water scarcity but also paves the way for a future where sustainable water management is the norm.

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Join us in making a difference. Together, we can create a world where water scarcity is a thing of the past. For more information on GENAQ’s innovative solutions and how we’re contributing to a sustainable future, visit our website or contact us at Let’s work together to reduce the hydraulic footprint and ensure clean water for all.

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