Water Footprints News

  • Carbon Trust calls for pathfinders to pilot new product water footprinting scheme

    The scheme will help businesses to demonstrate their leadership in sustainability by certifying the life cycle water use of their products to an international standard. They will also be able to communicate certification this with confidence through use of the Carbon Trust’s Water Footprint label. Water footprinting can help businesses to better understand the life cycle sustainability ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Envirogen Enters North American Market Providing `End-to-End` Water Management Solutions for Food & Beverage Processors

    Envirogen Technologies, Inc. announced that it will begin providing a range of water treatment and management solutions to food and beverage processors in North America. Currently one of Europe’s leading providers of ‘end-to-end’ water solutions to the food and beverage industries, Envirogen  will employ a broad-based technology portfolio and operations management expertise ...


    By Envirogen Technologies Inc.

  • New ISO 14046 Water Footprinting Standard Released

    ISO have recently released a new Water Footprint Standard (ISO 14046) to communicate the importance of evaluating water management and supply. With water being a highly scarce global resource due to drought, water shortages, climate change, contamination and pollution; ISO 14046 promotes efficient measurement to create better management of water. ISO 14046 is a new international standard that ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Rising energy demands could see the energy sector’s water footprint increase by 66%

    Increases in global energy requirements could lead to a rise in the energy sector’s water footprint of up to 66% in the next 20 years, new research suggests. As part of a sustainable future, any energy mix must enable a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, some renewable sources, such as biofuels and large-scale hydropower, have large water footprints, a factor which must ...

  • A vegetarian diet can help reduce water consumption across Europe

    Different European regions have very different diets and environmental conditions, meaning their water consumption varies widely. Despite this, switching to vegetarian diets in keeping with regional variation would substantially reduce water consumption in all areas, a new study concludes. Where people choose to eat meat, adopting a healthy diet low in oils and sugar will also reduce water ...

  • How ‘green’ is our food?

    New research from Cranfield University has analysed how ‘green’ some of our everyday food choices are, and their long term sustainability for UK diets. The team of scientists compared three types of carbohydrates commonly consumed in Great Britain – British grown potatoes, Italian pasta and Indian basmati rice – in terms of both greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) and water ...


    By Cranfield University

  • Reduced meat consumption in the EU would significantly lessen water usage

    A study on how diet can affect water usage in the EU has concluded that a vegetarian diet is the most sustainable, but any reduction in meat consumption would be a move towards more sustainable water use. This study compared the average water footprints, a measure of water use which accounts for both direct and indirect requirements, of four different diets across the EU-27 and Croatia (EU-28). ...

  • Food & Beverage Industry to Focus on Water Footprint and Greater Sustainability, Says Frost & Sullivan.

    The water and wastewater treatment market in the global food and beverage industry will continue to be fast growing and future-oriented, remaining extremely positive towards innovations and technological upgrades that enhance water management. As the reduction of energy and water footprints becomes standard in this highly resource-intensive industry, services that limit production costs and tap ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Food & Beverage Industry to focus on water footprint and greater sustainability, Says Frost & Sullivan

    The water and wastewater treatment market in the global food and beverage industry will continue to be fast growing and future-oriented, remaining extremely positive towards innovations and technological upgrades that enhance water management. As the reduction of energy and water footprints becomes standard in this highly resource-intensive industry, services that limit production costs and tap ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • New Study of Global Freshwater Scarcity

    A new report published in the online journal PLoS ONE, analyzing water consumption in 405 river basins around the world, found that water scarcity impacts at least 2.7 billion people for at least one month each year. "Freshwater is a scarce resource; its annual availability is limited and demand is growing," said Arjen Hoekstra, professor in water management at the University of Twente and lead ...


    By The Nature Conservancy

  • Anvil Knitwear introduces water footprint as part of 2011 CSR progress report

    Anvil Knitwear released its 2011 CSR Progress Report which states the American apparel company reduced its water, steam and electricity usage per pound of finished t-shirt fabric. The progress report – which covers Anvil's operations for fiscal 2010 – also highlights Anvil Knitwear's 10 percent reduction in production water usage ...

  • 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 ...

  • Merck signs on to United Nations CEO water mandate

    Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the U.S. and Canada, announced today that it has signed on to the CEO Water Mandate, an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact designed to assist companies in the development, implementation and disclosure of water sustainability policies and practices. The commitment supports Merck's new global water strategy through which the company seeks to ...

  • The 7 day green power pledge

    Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company It’s no secret that going green is all the rage these days. In fact, being eco-friendly is more popular and well accepted now than ever before in history. The thing is, eco awareness is ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Water Footprinting' to Deal with Demand for Supplies

    Mission Markets was mentioned in an article published today in the International Herald Tribune entitled "'Water Footprinting' to Deal with Demand for Supplies". The article discusses the growing interest in "water footprinting", similar to carbon footprinting. Here is a brief quote ...


    By 3BL Media

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Importing goods, exporting drought: what`s the real cost of the UK`s `virtual` water footprint?

    Importing goods, exporting drought: what's the real cost of the UK's 'virtual' water footprint? Just five percent of the 3,500 litres of water consumed by the average Briton each day is used within the home, the rest is ‘hidden’ in the production of our food, goods and services. On Wednesday 14 October the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) will ask if it’s time to start thinking about the ...


    By Royal Geographical Society

  • Water footprint of beer more on the farm than in the brewery

    The total water involved in producing beer is overwhelmingly used on the farm rather than in the brewery, according to a report presented to World Water Week by major brewer SAB Miller and leading global environment organization WWF. Water footprinting: Identifying and addressing water risks in the value chain evaluated the water footprints – a way of understanding water use through the whole ...


    By WWF International

  • 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

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