Progress in Water Footprint Assessment

Edited by
June 2019
202 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03921-038-1 (Paperback)
  • ISBN978-3-03921-039-8 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Progress in Water Footprint Assessment that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Chemistry & Materials Science
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Public Health & Healthcare

Water Footprint Assessment is a young research field that considers how freshwater use, scarcity, and pollution relate to consumption, production, and trade patterns. This book presents a wide range of studies within this new field. It is argued that collective and coordinated action—at different scale levels and along all stages of commodity supply chains—is necessary to bring about more sustainable, efficient, and equitable water use. The presented studies range from farm to catchment and country level, and show how different actors along the supply chain of final commodities can contribute to more sustainable water use in the chain.

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water footprint; land footprint; economic water productivity; economic land productivity; crop choice; CSR; sericulture; silk; Malawi; food security; food self-sufficiency; water footprint; water scarcity; crop trade; virtual water trade; water productivity; water saving; green water availability; effective rain; crop water demand; water resources; water footprint; water management; soybean; cattle; land use change; Amazon; Cerrado; Mato Grosso; Steenkoppies Aquifer; carrots; cabbage; beetroot; broccoli; lettuce; packhouse; retail; consumers; Central Europe; modelling; urban area; water footprint; water management; water footprint; irrigation intensity; wheat; maize; Haihe River Basin; blue water footprint; water scarcity footprint; threshold; embedded resource accounting; life cycle analysis; regulation; economic water productivities; groundwater; wheat-bread; water footprint accounting; South Africa; value addition; water footprint; root water uptake; oil palm (Eleasis guineensis); crop ages; soil type; environmental sustainability; water footprint assessment; multi-level governance; value chain; consumption; international trade; river basin management; sustainability; water accounting; water productivity; water footprint benchmarks