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The Water Footprint Assessment Manual: Setting the Global Standard
This manual presents a scientifically rigorous method to help companies understand their dependency and impact on global water resources, and offers guidance on response strategies that conserve…
The green, blue and grey water footprint of crops and derived crops products
The analysis of water footprints of different biofuels shows that bio-ethanol has a lower water footprint (in m3 GJ−1) than biodiesel, which supports earlier analyses.
The water footprint of humanity
- A. Hoekstra, M. Mekonnen
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 1 December 2011
The study illustrates the global dimension of water consumption and pollution by showing that several countries heavily rely on foreign water resources and that many countries have significant impacts on water consumptionand pollution elsewhere.
A Global Assessment of the Water Footprint of Farm Animal Products
The increase in the consumption of animal products is likely to put further pressure on the world’s freshwater resources. This paper provides a comprehensive account of the water footprint of animal…
National water footprint accounts: the green, blue and grey water footprint of production and consumption
This study quantifies and maps the water footprints of nations from both a production and consumption perspective and estimates international virtual water flows and national and global water savings…
Four billion people facing severe water scarcity
It is found that two-thirds of the global population (4.0 billion people) live under conditions of severe water scarcity at least 1 month of the year, and nearly half of those people live in India and China.
The Water Footprint Assessment Manual
Water footprints of nations: Water use by people as a function of their consumption pattern
The water footprint shows the extent of water use in relation to consumption of people. The water footprint of a country is defined as the volume of water needed for the production of the goods and…
Water footprints of nations
The water footprint concept has been developed in order to have an indicator of water use in relation to consumption of people. The water footprint of a country is defined as the volume of water…
Globalization of Water: Sharing the Planet's Freshwater Resources
List of Maps. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. How much Water is used for Producing our Goods and Services?. 3. Virtual-Water Flows between Nations as a Result of Trade in Agricultural and Industrial…