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The water footprint assessment manual: Setting the global standard

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The water footprint assessment manual: Setting the global standard

Authors:
Arjen Y. Hoekstra, Ashok K. Chapagain, Maite M. Aldaya, Mesfin M. Mekonnen
Publisher: Earthscan

The 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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