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News The Water Footprint Assessment Manual - review copies available shortly

Recent developments in the concept of the water footprint have begun to provide indications of both our direct and indirect water use as consumers and producers. Earthscan is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of the following book which will help individuals and businesses assess and reduce their water footprint.

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The Water Footprint Assessment Manual
Setting the Global Standard
By Arjen Y. Hoekstra, Ashok K. Chapagain, Maite M. Aldaya and Mesfin M. Mekonnen

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 business. This book offers a complete and up-to-date overview of the global standard on water footprint assessment as developed by the Water Footprint Network. More specifically it:

  • Provides a comprehensive set of methods for water footprint assessment
  • Shows how water footprints can be calculated for individual processes and products, as well as for consumers, nations and businesses
  • Contains detailed worked examples of how to calculate green, blue and grey water footprints
  • Describes how to assess the sustainability of the aggregated water footprint within a river basin or the water footprint of a specific product
  • Includes an extensive library of possible measures that can contribute to water footprint reduction


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Contact information Laurann de Verteuil Marketing Assistant Earthscan Ltd Dunstan House 14a St Cross Street London, EC1N 8XA (email: )
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News type Inbrief
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Keyword(s) Water Footprint
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News date 07/02/2011
Working language(s) ENGLISH