Blue water footprint

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Blue water footprint
Category Sustainable Development Terms
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Last Edit Date 2018-06-15

Blue water footprint means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

Volume of surface and groundwater consumed as a result of the production of a good or service. Consumption refers to the volume of freshwater used and then evaporated or incorporated into a product. It also includes water abstracted from surface or groundwater in a catchment and returned to another catchment or the sea. It is the amount of water abstracted from groundwater or surface water that does not return to the catchment from which it was withdrawn.

Water Footprint Network, glossary, http://waterfootprint.org/en/water-footprint/glossary/