The Water Footprint Assessment Manual : Setting the Global Standard.

People use lots of water for drinking, cooking and washing, but significantly more for producing things such as food, paper and cotton clothes. The water footprint is an indicator of water use that looks at both direct and indirect water use of a consumer or producer. Indirect use refers to the ...

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Main Author: Aldaya, Maite M.
Other Authors: Chapagain, Ashok K., Hoekstra, Arjen Y., Mekonnen, Mesfin M.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012.
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Summary:People use lots of water for drinking, cooking and washing, but significantly more for producing things such as food, paper and cotton clothes. The water footprint is an indicator of water use that looks at both direct and indirect water use of a consumer or producer. Indirect use refers to the 'virtual water' embedded in tradable goods and commodities, such as cereals, sugar or cotton. The water footprint of an individual, community or business is defined as the total volume of freshwater that is used to produce the goods and services consumed by the individual or community or produced by the.
Physical Description:1 online resource (225 pages)
ISBN:9781136538520
1136538526