Complementarities of water-focused life cycle assessment and water footprint assessment.

  title={Complementarities of water-focused life cycle assessment and water footprint assessment.},
  author={Anne-Marie Boulay and Arjen Y. Hoekstra and Samuel Vionnet},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  volume={47 21},
T recent past has shown two parallel developments: the water resources community discovered the relevance of supply chain thinking for water resources management and freshwater allocation, while the life cycle assessment (LCA) community recognized the importance of water use and included those related impacts in LCA studies. The water footprint concept was introduced by Arjen Hoekstra as an indicator of freshwater appropriation, with the aim to quantify and map indirect water use and show the… CONTINUE READING
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