Water Footprints News

  • 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

  • Webinar: The Journey to a Zero Waste Water Footprint with Climate, Inc.

    At work and at home, we use water every day. Rainwater Harvesting enhancement practices solve potable, non-potable, stormwater and energy challenges throughout the world. Each time it rains, what water practices are you putting in place to optimize water input? Join the webinar to learn practical ways to close the loop by harvesting rain water for both residential and commercial efficiency of the ...


    By Climate, Inc.

  • Coca-Cola HBC Italia cuts carbon footprint with ENER-G trigeneration technology

    Coca-Cola HBC Italia will reduce its carbon footprint by 15% and save 40% on its energy costs after installing an ENER-G combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) system. The ENER-G CCHP (trigeneration) technology is providing 40% of ...


    By ENER-G

  • 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

  • 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

  • ENER-G CHP reduces carbon footprint of Manchester`s historic town hall and library

    Two of Manchester's finest public buildings are generating  their own low carbon energy supply via ENER-G combined heat and power (CHP) technology. As part of the  multi-million pound refurbishment of the grade two-star listed Manchester Town Hall Extension and Central Library, main contractor Laing O' Rourke worked with ...


    By ENER-G

  • EPA Administrator McCarthy announces LEED Platinum Certification of San Francisco City Hall

    Today, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy joined City of San Francisco officials to announce the U.S. Green Building Council’s award of LEED Platinum Certification – the highest possible rating – to San Francisco’s historic City Hall. Completed in 1915, City Hall is the oldest building in the United States to receive LEED Platinum Certification for Existing Buildings ...

  • Lima climate talks set for record carbon footprint

    The current U.N. climate talks will be the first to neutralize all the greenhouse gas pollution they generate, offset by host country Peru's protection of forest reserves, organizers say. Now the bad news: The Lima conference is expected to have the biggest carbon footprint of any U.N. climate meeting measured to date. At more than 50,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, the negotiations' burden on ...


    By Associated Press

  • GE Hitachi’s ESBWR Receives NRC Design Certification Approval

    GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) today announced that its Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR) design certification has been approved by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). “Achieving design certification means the ESBWR, the world’s safest reactor, can now become a reality,” said Caroline Reda, president and CEO of GEH. “Design certification will not ...


    By General Electric

  • 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

  • EPA Awards FAA for Combating Climate Change by Reducing Water Usage

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is honoring Federal Aviation Administration, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, in Oklahoma City for saving money, improving lives and protecting the planet by participating in the Federal Green Challenge (FGC). FAA and its employees were innovative in reducing water usage by 35 percent by using water-saving measures to replace water valves ...

  • 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 ...

  • The Natural Capital Leaders Index: Methodology

    Until recently green performance has had its own set of metrics – rarely understood outside of the sustainability department – and even more rarely incorporated in operational decision making. Such environmental impact metrics have been useful in identifying how much or how many. Companies are likely to know how many metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (and other pollution ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • 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

  • Why worry about environmental management?

    According to  a recent survey, commissioned by Irish Business Against Litter (Ibal), Ireland and in particular Dublin has never been cleaner, with many areas of the capital "cleaner than European norms", so why should we be worrying about environmental management? Ireland's two major cities, Dublin and Cork, were both found to be cleaner than ever. Of the 42 urban areas that were ...


    By Certification Europe

  • 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 ...


  • 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). ...

  • Røros municipality selected biological purification of wastewater that leaves behind a smaller CO2 footprint

    Røros municipality, which is on UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites, has selected advanced biofilm technology from Biowater Technology in favour of chemicals when upgrading the municipality's wastewater purification plant. Røros municipality has upgraded its water treatment plant for NOK 10 million (EUR 1.3 million) with biofilm technology from Biowater Technology. The solution is ...


    By Biowater Technology AS

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