Virtual Water

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The volume of fresh water used to produce a particular product, measured at the place where it was actually produced
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The developed countries use just 20 litres as embedded water content for doing per Dollar industrial production but here in Pakistan this embedded water content reaches up to 2,000 litres for industrial production of similar value".
Consumers very often do not know the full footprint of the products they are buying, such as the embedded water in a t-shirt or steak, the pesticide exposure of cotton farmers, or the local devastation caused by timber companies cutting down forests to produce paper," says Michael Renner, project director of "Vital Signs.
Virtual water is a concept developed by Allan (2011) that illuminates how embedded water, or the water used to produce products such as crops can be measured within the boundaries of certain assumptions of the produced metrics.
Developed by environmental charity, Global Action Plan (GAP), with the support of HSBC's Water Programme, Water Explorer enthuses 8-14 year olds to think about water in a multi-faceted way: water conservation, access to fresh water, embedded water and wider global water issues such as health and sanitation.
Other interesting discussion areas in the book surround: how new concepts such as embedded water and virtual water are forcing companies to think differently about how they use water to manufacture products; how companies need to manage water as a key business issue in order to capture the real value of water; and how companies can develop partnerships with non-governmental organisations to effectively implement water strategies.
Virtual water is the amount of embedded water used to produce agricultural and industrial goods.
To reduce demand for those commodities, the Army is researching the use of hybrid electric engines and embedded water production technology in vehicles.
Heat is conducted into the clothing fibers as embedded water is carried out to the fabric surfaces by capillary action, where it is removed as vapor (steam).