Water Footprint

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Water Footprint
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Last Edit Date 2018-07-02

Water Footprint means :

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

Water footprint is a measure of the impacts of the direct and indirect water consumption associated with all activities in a product’s life cycle. This is especially relevant for water-intensive processes and at locations where water scarcity is a serious problem. The water footprint helps us comprehend the massive volumes of water required to support our lifestyles – especially to grow food. As human population and consumption continue to grow, so too do our demands for water – but the volume of freshwater available does not.

Based on UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative and on ISBN 978-2-940443-87-1 WWF; Living Planet Report® 2014.