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Conservation and the Industrial Water Footprint

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Abstract:

The recently coined term of “Water Footprint” is added to the growing plethora of environmental stewardship terms including “Ecological Footprint” and “Carbon Footprint.” Water Footprint definitions are reviewed followed by an introduction to use of the water footprint concept in industrial water conservation efforts. Water and carbon footprint tradeoffs are noted.

Keywords: Water footprint; conservation; sustainability; water reuse

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864709793900500

Publication date: January 1, 2009

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