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  • The other footprint: the water footprint

    By now, you’ve all heard of the Carbon Footprint — the measure of the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases produced, measured in units of carbon dioxide. Today, KGG sheds light on the other foot; Your Water Footprint. The Water footprint of an individual is defined as the total water used for the production of the goods and services consumed ...

  • Water footprints for food

    Carbon footprints are now familiar to most people, but food production and trade leaves yet another important mark on the environment – a water footprint. Research has led to a novel strategy for calculating the impact of international food trade on water supplies and the implications for various water users. New calculations could be a key step towards balancing the demands on dwindling surface ...

  • Water footprints make a splash

    If the full water requirements of a morning roast are calculated - farm irrigation, bean transportation, and the serving of the coffee - one cup requires 140 liters of water. This notion of a product's 'water footprint' is gaining traction. Defined as the total volume of freshwater required to produce a nation's goods and services, the tool tracks domestic water demand and the impact of ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • The Water Footprint of the California Almond

    Almonds are an agricultural success story for California, but can their cultivation be sustained as the state enters a new drought? As California heads into another drought and a future that by all estimates will see even less precipitation and more human demand for water, every drop is important. From taking showers measured in ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • UPM publishes paper’s water footprint in cooperation with Water Footprint Network

    UPM celebrates the World Water Week 2011 in Stockholm by publishing the pilot study results for paper’s water footprint in cooperation with the Water Footprint Network. A Water Footprint Assessment maps the amount of freshwater consumed throughout the production chain of paper. The results show that water for growing trees represents the primary contribution to the total water footprint of ...

  • EPA awards Delta Consultants cleanup footprint calculator contract for California

    Delta Consultants, an Oranjewoud company (NYSE Euronext: ORANW), announced that the San Francisco District and Environmental Protection Agency awarded the firm a contract for the design specification work of a leaking underground storage tank (LUST) Cleanup Footprint Calculator. Work will begin immediately.The Calculator will quantify the carbon footprint resulting from the remediation of ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • New Water Calculator Launched by Growing Blue

    Growing Blue has launched the Water Impact Index (WIIX) Calculator, a new web-based tool designed to measure and reduce the impact of human activity on local water resources.  Available online at www.growingblue.com, the new calculator was designed by Growing Blue founding partner Veolia Water.  Most water footprint calculators use volume ...


    By Growing Blue

  • Groundwater footprint reveals unsustainable water consumption

    Reservoirs of water stored under the earth’s surface, otherwise known as groundwater, are a valuable resource. However, using a footprinting method, a new global study has indicated that about 1.7 billion people live in areas where groundwater is being used more quickly than it can be replenished. Groundwater supplies water to billions of people and is important for agricultural ...

  • CSIRO partners global Water Footprint Network

    The Water Footprint Network seeks to advance the concept of ‘water footprinting’ as a means of understanding and addressing the negative impacts on freshwater systems of the production and consumption of goods and services. As a Network partner, CSIRO has conducted a range of water footprint case studies on various products – including food products manufactured by Mars Australia – and has been ...

  • Chemical footprint in development

    A measure of chemical footprint is being developed by researchers to assess the environmental impacts of the toxic chemicals released by the production and consumption of goods. The methodology, based on life cycle and risk assessment, is also designed to be linked to the resilience of ecosystems to chemical exposure. Environmental footprints, from carbon emissions to water use, are increasingly ...

  • Borealis undertakes pioneering analysis of water footprint of plastics

    Borealis, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, has completed the plastics industry's first assessment of the Water Footprint of plastics materials. The findings will be discussed at the 2009 World Water Week in Stockholm. A Water Footprint measures the actual volume of fresh water that a business or manufacturing process of a product or service removes from the ...


    By Borealis AG

  • The Coca-Cola Company and The Nature Conservancy Release Water Footprint Report

    Organizations partner to advance water footprint methodology and analyze the impacts of water use as part of their commitment to global water stewardship. ATLANTA - The Coca-Cola Company and The Nature Conservancy announced today the release of a water footprint report in conjunction with World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden. The report, entitled “Product Water Footprint Assessments: ...


    By The Nature Conservancy

  • The Coca-Cola Company and the nature conservancy release water footprint report

    The Coca-Cola Company and The Nature Conservancy announced today the release of a water footprint report in conjunction with World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden. The report, entitled "Product Water Footprint Assessments: Practical Application in Corporate Water Stewardship," examines three pilot studies that were conducted on Coca-Cola products and ingredients. A product water footprint is the ...

  • Footprint Expert 4.0 software now includes new carbon footprinting standards

    Launch of Carbon Trust Footprint Expert 4.0 enables carbon footprints of products and services to be calculated against PAS2050:2011 and the WRI/WBCSD GHG Product Standard The Carbon Trust has launched a new release of Footprint Expert - version 4.0. Previous versions enabled companies to calculate and report the footprint of their products and services according to the first ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Sizing up our foods nitrogen footprint

    When measuring our food's environmental impact, carbon isn't the only important element to consider. Calculating a food's 'carbon footprint' can tell us how much climate-altering greenhouse gas we emit when growing and transporting it, but estimating the meal's associated nitrogen pollution accounts for the excess nutrients that create oxygen-depleted dead zones in our oceans. Now two ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Pipelife environmental EPD calculator now available

    Pipelife as an active member of The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA) is keen to raise awareness of the value that plastic pipe systems offer for a sustainable future. In order to provide more transparency about the impact of plastic pipe systems on our environment, Pipelife has issued an environmental EPD calculation tool, available as iOS app on the app store and as ...


    By Pipelife International GmbH

  • Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Presents Carbon Footprint Research

    In an effort to accelerate understanding of beverage sector impacts on climate change and identify reduction priorities for greenhouse gas emissions, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has published its research on carbon footprints for five beverage categories – beer, bottled water, carbonated soft drink, spirits and wine. The research is presented in a series of reports ...

  • SCFI Launches New Online Energy Calculator For Wastewater Treatment Professionals

    SCFI has launched a new interactive calculator on its website www.scfi.eu that allows industry professionals to find out in just minutes how much energy can be recovered in their waste stream by using AquaCritox® – the world’s first sustainable sludge destruction technology. By inputting three basic figures, including annual sludge production, dry solids ...


    By SCFI Group Limited

  • PepsiCo Supports New Research that Models Carbon Footprint of Beverage Products

    SOURCE: PepsiCo DESCRIPTION:The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER), a coalition of leading global beverage companies collaborating to advance environmental sustainability within the beverage industry, announced yesterday that it has published new research on the carbon footprints of drink products across the ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Dave matthews band caravan signs with ups to offset carbon footprint of its tour

    The Dave Matthews Band, a longtime leader in "greening" initiatives, is working with UPS (NYSE:UPS) to help create a more sustainable concert tour this summer. "We're joining the band to move the music in a sustainable way," said Ron Rogowski, UPS vice president, sponsorship & events. "We will demonstrate to the live music industry that speed, efficiency and reliability need not be sacrificed ...

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