The Water Footprint Assessment Manual

Author: Maite M. Aldaya
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136538518
Format: PDF, Mobi
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People use lots of water for drinking, cooking and washing, but significantly more for producing things such as food, paper and cotton clothes. The water footprint is an indicator of water use that looks at both direct and indirect water use of a consumer or producer. Indirect use refers to the 'virtual water' embedded in tradable goods and commodities, such as cereals, sugar or cotton. The water footprint of an individual, community or business is defined as the total volume of freshwater that is used to produce the goods and services consumed by the individual or community or produced by the business. This book offers a complete and up-to-date overview of the global standard on water footprint assessment as developed by the Water Footprint Network. More specifically it: o Provides a comprehensive set of methods for water footprint assessment o Shows how water footprints can be calculated for individual processes and products, as well as for consumers, nations and businesses o Contains detailed worked examples of how to calculate green, blue and grey water footprints o Describes how to assess the sustainability of the aggregated water footprint within a river basin or the water footprint of a specific product o Includes an extensive library of possible measures that can contribute to water footprint reduction

Water Footprint Assessment

Author: David Tickner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351274066
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As business risks associated with water intensify – for example risks to oeprations, supply chains and reputation – many corporate sustainability professionals are seeking practical tools to help them understand and assess these risks. Water Footprint Assessment tools developed primarily by the research sector are gaining attention in this context. However, there is debate among experts and non-experts about the merits of this approach. Water Footprint Assessment: A Business Guide is a concise and comprehensive digest of emerging concepts, tools and arguments around water footprint approaches. Specifically aimed at business audiences, this definitive short guide to the issues distils the latest in scientific and policy literature, helps sustainability leaders understand what they can, and can't do with water footprint tools, includes practical experience and case studies and outlines the pros and cons of using Water Footprint Assessment and similar approaches.

Integrated Water Resources Management in the 21st Century Revisiting the paradigm

Author: Pedro Martinez-Santos
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315794098
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Integrated water resources management advocates a coordinated approach for managing water resources in a way that balances social and economic needs with concern for the environment. While potentially useful, integrated water management is also controversial. Supporters believe that the multi-dimensional nature of water can only be understood and managed from a holistic perspective, while critics often argue that integrated water management lacks suffi ciently well-defi ned rules for its practical implementation. This book, written by academics, users and practitioners, provides a down-to-earth approach to the ideal of integrated water resources management, drawing from conceptual frameworks and real-life practice to identify the key aspects that are yet to be resolved. As such, it examines the role of water accounting, food trade, environmental externalities and intangible values as key aspects whose consideration may help the water management community move forward. Overall, integrated water resources management is perceived to be a useful utopia, whose value lies more in the steps that need to be taken to make it a reality than in achieving its ever-elusive end goal.

Sustainability Footprints in SMEs

Author: Lowellyne James
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118779444
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Reviews the evolution and theory of Sustainability Footprintse.g. carbon footprint and examines the critical success factors andcontributions to small to medium sized enterprises (SME) growth • Assist firms in achieving sustainable growth infour key areas Innovation Impact, Cost Impact, EnvironmentalImpact, and Stakeholder Impact • Identifies the challenges and Critical Success Factors(CSFs) in the use of sustainability footprint methodology withinsmall businesses by the use of case studies • Proposes a strategic model suitable for the deploymentof sustainability strategy and initiatives within business

Assessing the Environmental Impact of Textiles and the Clothing Supply Chain

Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1782421122
Format: PDF, ePub
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The textile industry impacts the environment in a number of ways, including its use of resources, its impact on global warming, and the amount of pollution and waste it generates. Assessing the Environmental Impact of Textiles and the Clothing Supply Chain reviews methods used to calculate this environmental impact, including product carbon footprints (PCFs), ecological footprints (EFs), and life cycle assessment (LCA). The first chapters provide an introduction to the textile supply chain and its environmental impact, and an overview of the methods used to measure this impact. The book goes on to consider different environmental impacts of the industry, including greenhouse gas emissions, the water and energy footprints of the industry, and depletion of resources, as well as the use of LCA to assess the overall environmental impact of the textile industry. It then deals with the practice of measuring these impacts before forming a conclusion about the environmental impact of the industry. Assessing the Environmental Impact of Textiles and the Clothing Supply Chain provides a standard reference for R&D managers in the textile industry and academic researchers in textile science. Reviews the main methods used to calculate the textile industry’s use of resources, its impact on global warming and the pollution and waste it generates Reviews the key methods, their principles and how they can be applied in practice to measure and reduce the environmental impact of textile products Includes the following calculation methods: product carbon footprints (PCFs), ecological footprints (EFs) and life cycle assessment (LCA)

Taschenbuch der Wasserversorgung

Author: Johann Mutschmann
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783834800121
Format: PDF, ePub
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Auch die 14. Auflage wird dem gerecht, was die Fachzeitschrift GWF Wasser - Abwasser über die 13. Auflage geschrieben hat: "Dass ein so umfangreiches Handbuch, das eine praktisch vollständige Darstellung aller Bereiche der Wasserversorgung gibt, zugleich mit hoher Aktualität herausgebracht wird, ist besonders hervorzuheben. [ ] Dem Autorenteam ist für seine hervorragende Leistung volle Anerkennung auszusprechen. [ ] Das Taschenbuch ist ... erneut das umfassende und übersichtliche Standardwerk der Wasserversorgung - für alle diejenigen, die im Studium und im Beruf mit Planung, Bau, Betrieb und Unterhaltung sowie mit Verwaltungsaufgaben befasst sind." Die Themen werden in gewohnter Weise übersichtlich dargestellt. Alle Kapitel sind aktualisiert, die nationale und internationale Normung sowie Gesetzgebung wurde berücksichtigt. Der "Mutschmann/Stimmelmayr" ist seit 50 Jahren ein MUSS als Nachschlagewerk für den Praktiker und als Lehrbuch für das (Selbst-)Studium.

Handbook of Applied Hydrology Second Edition

Author: Vijay P. Singh
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071835105
Format: PDF
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Fully Updated Hydrology Principles, Methods, and Applications Thoroughly revised for the first time in 50 years, this industry-standard resource features chapter contributions from a “who’s who” of international hydrology experts. Compiled by a colleague of the late Dr. Chow, Chow’s Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Second Edition, covers scientific and engineering fundamentals and presents all-new methods, processes, and technologies. Complete details are provided for the full range of ecosystems and models. Advanced chapters look to the future of hydrology, including climate change impacts, extraterrestrial water, social hydrology, and water security. Chow’s Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Second Edition, covers: · The Fundamentals of Hydrology · Data Collection and Processing · Hydrology Methods · Hydrologic Processes and Modeling · Sediment and Pollutant Transport · Hydrometeorologic and Hydrologic Extremes · Systems Hydrology · Hydrology of Large River and Lake Basins · Applications and Design · The Future of Hydrology

Food Wastage Footprint

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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"This study provides a worldwide account of the environmental footprint of food wastage along the food supply chain, focusing on impacts on climate, water, land and biodiversity, as well as economic quantification based on producer prices ..."--Introduction.

Visualize This

Author: Nathan Yau
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527760229
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A guide on how to visualise and tell stories with data, providing practical design tips complemented with step-by-step tutorials.