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Title The water footprint assessment manual [electronic resource] : setting the global standard / Arjen Y. Hoekstra ... [et al.].
Published London ; Washington, DC : Earthscan, 2011.
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 Electronic Book  TD499 .W384 2011eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 203 p.) : ill., map.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- 1.1.Background -- 1.2.The water footprint concept -- 1.3.Water footprint assessment -- 1.4.Guide for the reader -- 2.Goals and Scope of Water Footprint Assessment -- 2.1.Goals of water footprint assessment -- 2.2.Scope of water footprint accounting -- 2.3.Scope of water footprint sustainability assessment -- 2.4.Scope of water footprint response formulation -- 3.Water Footprint Accounting -- 3.1.Human appropriation of fresh water: What do we measure and why? -- 3.2.Coherence between different sorts of water footprint accounts -- 3.3.Water footprint of a process step -- 3.3.1.Blue water footprint -- 3.3.2.Green water footprint -- 3.3.3.Grey water footprint -- 3.3.4.Calculation of the green, blue and grey water footprint of growing a crop or tree -- 3.4.Water footprint of a product -- 3.4.1.Definition -- 3.4.2.Schematization of the production system into process steps -- 3.4.3.Calculation of a product water footprint -- 3.5.Water footprint of a consumer or group of consumers -- 3.5.1.Definition -- 3.5.2.Calculation -- 3.6.Water footprint within a geographically delineated area -- 3.6.1.Definition -- 3.6.2.Calculation -- 3.7.National water footprint accounting -- 3.7.1.The national water footprint accounting scheme -- 3.7.2.Calculation of the water footprint within a nation -- 3.7.3.Calculation of the water footprint of national consumption -- 3.7.4.Water savings related to trade -- 3.7.5.National water dependency versus water self-sufficiency -- 3.8.Water footprint accounting for catchments and river basins -- 3.9.Water footprint accounting for municipalities, provinces or other administrative units -- 3.10.Water footprint of a business -- 3.10.1.Definition -- 3.10.2.Choosing the organizational boundaries of the business -- 3.10.3.Calculation of the business water footprint -- 4.Water Footprint Sustainability Assessment -- 4.1.Introduction -- 4.2.Geographic sustainability: Sustainability of the water footprint within a catchment or river basin -- 4.2.1.Introduction -- 4.2.2.Environmental sustainability criteria for identifying environmental hotspots -- 4.2.3.Social sustainability criteria for identifying social hotspots -- 4.2.4.Economic sustainability criteria for identifying economic hotspots -- 4.2.5.Assessing primary and secondary impacts in the hotspots identified -- 4.3.Sustainability of the water footprint of a process -- 4.4.Sustainability of the water footprint of a product -- 4.4.1.Identifying the unsustainable components in the water footprint of a product -- 4.4.2.Water footprint impact indices reflecting local environmental impacts -- 4.5.Sustainability of the water footprint of a business -- 4.6.Sustainability of the water footprint of a consumer -- 5.Library of Water Footprint Response Options -- 5.1.Shared responsibility -- 5.2.Reducing the water footprint of humanity: What is possible? -- 5.3.Consumers -- 5.4.Companies -- 5.5.Farmers -- 5.6.Investors -- 5.7.Governments -- 6.Limitations -- 7.Future Challenges -- 7.1.Water footprint assessment methodology and data -- 7.2.Application of the water footprint in different contexts -- 7.3.Embedding the water footprint in existing water and environmental accounts and reports -- 7.4.Linking to ecological, energy and carbon footprint methods -- 7.5.Linking to material flow analysis, input-output modelling and life cycle assessment -- 8.Conclusion.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Water consumption -- Measurement.
Water consumption -- Environmental aspects.
Water-supply -- Accounting.
Related Names Hoekstra, Arjen Y., 1967-
Related To Print version: The water footprint assessment manual. London ; Earthscan, 2011. 9781849712798 1849712794 (DLC) 2010047901
ISBN 1136538526 (electronic bk.)
9781136538520 (electronic bk.)
9781849712798 (hc)