Water Footprint

An indicator of both direct and indirect water use by a consumer or producer. The water footprint of an individual, community or business is defined as the total volume of freshwater used to produce the goods and services consumed by the individual or community or produced by the business
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2] impact and a much smaller water footprint," said Emilio Bucci, Henkel's business development manager for Cold Forming in Europe.
3) Support client(s) in developing a comprehensive impact assessment framework to be able to track the impact of Ultra High Density Mango Plantations, including the following: (a) Water footprint assessment, (b) Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) and (c) Return on Investment (ROI) analysis.
Water footprint messure method for tilapia, cachama and trout production: study cases to Valle del Cauca (Colombia)
At the Emrill seminar, Surge trainers explained that lowering water footprint could be achieved by turning taps off when not in use and avoiding the flushing of toilets unnecessarily amongst other things.
When "virtual water" is taken into account, the average daily water footprint of people in the UK is 4,643 litres per person, of which about 3,000 litres is imported, according to environmental charity WWF.
The Water Footprint Network (The Hague, Netherlands) estimates that each gallon of wine requires 872 gallons of water for grape irrigation, wine manufacturing and equipment sanitation.
Jeanne said, "I spoke to the dietitian at a major non-vegetarian fast food chain for one hour, at her request, for the water footprint piece.
A panel of scientists and researchers presented various ways to ensure efficient use of water during cotton cultivation at the third open session - 'Reducing the Water Footprint of Cotton', of the International Cotton Advisory Committee's (ICAC) on 75th plenary meeting.
ITP member companies collaborated to develop the methodology, working with KPMG as technical consultants and with feedback from a stakeholder steering group of global experts, including the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Water Footprint Network, CDP and CEO Water Mandate.
The topics include ancestral heritage of flood plain residence and solid waste disposal patterns during flood events in Nigeria's Kogi State, strategic environmental assessment as a sustainable territorial planning procedure, the assessment of heavy metal distribution in the sediment of the eastern Chongming tidal flat in China, a systems dynamic approach for estimating the water footprint of the bioethanol supply chain in the region of Orizaba in the Mexican State of Veracruz, and incorporating landscape connectivity and uncertainty into ecosystem restoration scaling of environmental damage.
A full glossary, process flow diagrams and lists of indicative values and references serve as practical elements for producers seeking to better measure and management their water footprint.
Humans' global water footprint is up to 18 percent greater than 2012 estimates, researchers in Sweden report.