water footprint inventory Articles

  • DCWASA’s certifiable, utility-wide GHG inventory

    ABSTRACT In response to increased emphasis on sustainability and the reduction of carbon/greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DCWASA) and its program managers have developed comparisons of options intended to lower the AWTP’s GHG inventory (also called “carbon footprint”). These comparisons have used different assumptions as tothe carbon density of ...


    By Cambi AS

  • Product environmental footprint in policy and market decisions – applicability and impact assessment

    In April, 2013 the European Commission published the Product and Organisation Environmental Footprint (PEF/OEF) methodology ‐ a life cycle based multi‐criteria measure of the environmental performance of products, services and organizations. With its approach of “comparability over flexibility” the PEF/OEF methodology aims at harmonizing existing methods, while decreasing the flexibility ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Water Footprint and Life Cycle Assessment as approaches to assess potential impacts of products on water consumption. Key learning points from pilot studies on tea and margarine

    Water accounting and environmental impact assessment across the product’s life cycle is gaining prominence. This paper presents two case studies of applying the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Water Footprint (WF) approaches to tea and margarine. The WF, excluding grey water, of a carton of 50 g tea is 294 L green water and 10 L blue water, and that of a 500 g tub of margarine is 553 L ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Environmental management strategy drives growth and profits

    This competitive environmental intelligence overviews the environmental Strategist™ step by step process “how” to develop and execute your environmental Management Strategy (eMS) to drive growth and profits. What Is Your Environmental Footprint? Businesses are being told they need to be green, sustainable, transparent, carbon neutral/friendly…. How can a business meet the environmental ...

  • The Foo(d)tprint of Food - driving supply chain engagement to reduce impacts

    Almost a quarter of global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions is caused by the production of food. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), agriculture, forestry and land use (AFOLU) is an important driver of climate change, accounting for almost a quarter of total GHG emissions (IPCC, 2014: Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change. ...


    By thinkstep

  • Should your company be conducting life cycle analyses?

    Many companies have already answered yes to that question – for a combination of reasons typically related to stakeholder interest, key customer demands, public perception, and competitive positioning.  In fact, life cycle analysis (LCA) has increasingly become an important tool in mature corporate sustainability programs, providing organizations with a consistent methodology for ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Using an environmental management system to develop and implement a sustainability program

    Sustainability is not just a buzzword for companies to say they are “going green,” it is now widely understood to be an effective business practice that can positively influence the environment and save money. The difficulty in implementing a sustainability program is finding appropriate resources and identifying and setting priorities consistent with an organization’s environmental policy. ...

  • Major Urban City Projected To Save $77 Million Over Next Decade From Valve And Hydrant Asset Assessment Program

    For large urban cities, one of the quickest ways to realize an investment return from their network of underground assets is to inventory the water distribution system and assess the overall condition of valves and fire hydrants. This progressive major southeast U.S. ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • What is Cogeneration?

    Cogeneration is the process of generating both electrical and heat energy from a single fuel source.  Also known as Combined Heat & Power (CHP), cogeneration makes use of the commonly discarded thermal energy which is generated from the combustion of fuels such as diesel, natural gas, bi-fuel, and even  ...

  • KSB - H2O collaboration project: Reduce costs and improve quality of industrial wastewater treatment

    A Clearcat evaporator at KSB in La Roche Chalais (France) for the treatment of industrial wastewater on site. The KSB factory at La Roche Chalais (24), a subsidiary of Germany's KSB AG, manufactures AMRI brand butterfly valves. These valves are used in the construction, industrial, water, and electric power generation sectors. The production of these valves generates two main liquid wastes: ...


    By H2O GmbH

  • Spectra energy`s EPASS achieves efficiencies tracking GHG data with integrated EHS platform

    As the cleanest burning conventional fuel, natural gas has an important and growing role to play in a low carbon 21st century energy economy. Spectra Energy is one of North America's premier natural gas infrastructure companies and dedicated to advancing the environmental attributes of this clean, efficient and domestically abundant resource. The company's leaders recognize that building ...


    By IHS

  • Major Considerations in Landfill Closure

    Preparing for the closure and long-term care of a municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF) can be an inordinate undertaking. Whether public or private, all landfills eventually reach the end of their active lifecycle. Before closure, a landfill must meet a series of criteria as determined by Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Following closure, those same regulations ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • New Products Archives

    Product: PURELAM® A-9000/A-9010 solventless laminating adhesive Manufacturer: Ashland Specialty ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • Smart Series-Odor Management

    Tackling odors at composting facilities is a manageable task made simpler by inventorying and treating all sources and tapping into technology advances. Perhaps one of the most difficult realities that had to be faced 15 to 20 years ago by the composting universe is that the phrase, “odor-free” - at least when it comes to composting - is probably an oxymoron. Feedstocks that biodegrade within the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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