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Water Footprint for Web

This is a source for the web site that shows the amount of water needed to produce a range of agricultural products.

Water Footprint is also available on Android and iOS.

Setting up the project locally

1) Install Jekyll

gem install jekyll

Note: this requires Ruby and rubygems to be present on your system.

2) Clone the project

git clone
cd water-footprint-web

3) Run the web site locally

jekyll serve

4) Open in the web browser

Open the following URL:

Build HTML from data files

The data files for the water footprint of agriculcural products for different languages are localed in the _data directory.

Run this Ruby script to rebuild the HTML files localted in _includes/list from the data:



Data used on Water Footprint web site is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial License and is derived from the following publications:

  1. Mekonnen, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2011) The green, blue and grey water footprint of crops and derived crop products, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15, 1577-1600. Download PDF

  2. Mekonnen, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2012) A global assessment of the water footprint of farm animal products, Ecosystems, 15, 401-415. Download PDF

Feedback is welcome

If you have any problems with this code please feel free to submit an issue ticket.


The Water Footprint is distributed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial License.

Water Footprint for Web