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Ss9 The Water Footprint Of Products, Companies And Consumers: What Is Sustainable, Efficient And Fair?

World Water Congress 2015 Edinburgh Scotland
Special session 9: Water Framework Directive
Author(s): Arjen Hoekstra
Arjen Hoekstra
www.ayhoekstra.nl

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Abstract

Content

  • The average water footprint of a UK consumer
  • Global water footprint of UK consumption
  • Cotton from the Aral Sea Basin, Central Asia
  • Animal feed from California, USA
  • The water footprint of humanity: not sustainable
  • Global blue water footprint of UK consumption
  • The water footprint of humanity: not efficient
  • The water footprint of our food
  • The water footprint of our choices
  • The two separate worlds of water and energy
  • The water efficiency of biofuels
  • The water efficiency of electricity
  • The water footprint of humanity: not fairly distributed
  • The water footprint of humanity: inter-regional dependencies
  • Wise water governance
  • The need for contraction and convergence
     

The Water Footprint of Modern Consumer Society

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