Water Neutrality is that one reduces the water footprint of an activity as much as reasonably possible and offsets negative externalities of the remaining water footprint. ‘Water Neutral’ generally does not mean that water use is brought down to zero, but that the negative economic, social and environmental externalities are reduced to much extent and that the remaining impacts are fully compensated. The idea of the concept is to stimulate individuals and corporations that undertake water consuming or polluting activities to make their activity ‘water neutral’ by reducing water consumption and pollution and by compensating the negative impacts of remaining water consumption and pollution through investing in projects that promote the sustainable and equitable use of water within the environment and community that is affected. An increasing number of businesses recognize that not only their operations, but also their supplies depend and impact on natural water systems. Hence, this approach offers a great opportunity to translate water footprint impacts into action to mitigate those impacts within both communities and business. In this Paper the concept of water neutrality is discussed in detail and the concept is applied to a bearing manufacturing industry.
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C.T. Purnima, Abhishek Nandan. Water-Neutral Concept for a Manufacturing Industry. Research J. Engineering and Tech. 6(3): July- Sept., 2015 page 325-329. doi: 10.5958/2321-581X.2015.00050.1