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

  • DSM continues to invest in optimizing environmental footprint

    DSM, the global Life Sciences & Materials Sciences company, recently completed a five-year upgrade of its Engineering Plastics facility in Emmen, The Netherlands. The investment, which represents several million euro, includes a capture system that uses waste water from the production plant to reduce emissions to the air of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) to almost zero. The DSM ...


    By DSM

  • 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

  • GSA Reduces Environmental Footprint by Reducing Water Usage

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is honoring the General Services Administration (GSA) U.S. Custom House Building in New Orleans, for saving money, improving lives and protecting the planet by participating in the Federal Green Challenge (FGC). GSA and its tenants reduced their usage of potable water from 2,699,100 gallons in 2012 to 1,376,000 gallons in 2013, resulting in a ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • LG washing machines world’s first certified for new Ul ‘Water Footprint Inventory’

    Breaking new ground in environmental sustainability for home appliances, washing machines from LG Electronics are the first in the world to be certified for the new Water Footprint Inventory being launched by UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories). The new certification reflects the commitment by LG, as a responsible ...


    By LG Electronics

  • Pennsylvania American Water closes three new acquisitions to expand water, wastewater footprint

    Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), announced today that it has closed three acquisitions and purchased the assets of water and wastewater systems serving a combined total of approximately 2,100 people. The total transaction amount of the newly acquired systems is approximately $6.9 million. In Pike County, Pennsylvania American Water acquired the Clean ...


    By Pennsylvania American Water

  • Food, Glorious Food! The World´s Most Comprehensive Water Footprint Food Calculator Launched By Sustain

    The UK’s most comprehensive water footprint food calculator has been developed by Sustain’s scientists: precise ingredients of any meal, plus country of origin gives the most accurate reading to date of a meal’s water footprint A brand new food calculator that gives a comprehensive water footprint of a full meal has been developed by scientists at Sustain as part of the World ...


    By RealWire

  • IWS 2013: Coca-Cola and Water Footprint Reduction

    Global beverage manufacturer to participate in region's inaugural International Water Summit The Coca-Cola Company will discuss global and regional methods of water footprint reduction during the International Water Summit (IWS) taking place in Abu Dhabi from 15-17 January 2013. Coca-Cola will also discuss the various social initiatives it has launched in the Middle East as a response to the ...


  • 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

  • The wettest April in history helps E.ON reduce it’s water footprint

    ELGA Process Water, a Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies company, has supplied a two-stage membrane water purification system to E.ON’s Castleford Power Station to recover harvested rainwater for use as boiler make-up. Castleford is a 56MWe Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station and its 45bar boiler needs very high purity make-up water. The new system allows the production ...


  • 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 ...

  • Water footprint of energy

    As Japan’s nuclear power plant emergency has highlighted, water is needed in copious quantities to generate energy. To mark World Water Day, Sandra Postel (National Geographic) considers the huge water footprint of energy generation. According to USGS, thermal power plants (fuelled by coal, oil, natural gas or uranium) account for 49% of water withdrawn. We don’t think much about ...

  • OilTrap unveils new website

    OilTrap Environmental Products have unveiled a new website. The website provides the newest in electrocoagulation technology, advances, applications and environmental guidelines. Electrocoagulation or EC technology is environmentally friendly, cost-effective, 100% automated, and easily removes difficult contaminants such as oil & grease, TSS, suspended solids and other harmful toxins. The new ...

  • 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 ...

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