Product Water Footprint (ISO 14046)
A water footprint is the sum of the blue, green and grey water footprint and represents the amount of fresh water required to produce a good or service in the entire supply chain. A product’s water footprint covers the whole lifecycle stages, and includes the amount of water used during the extraction of the raw material and in the production process, as well as the consumer’s use stage.
Water footprint is a subset of LCA methods and tools. The ISO 14046 Standard helps to evaluate future water risks and environmental impacts.
With water footprint studies, sustainable product design and reducing water consumption can be achieved and its results supports CDP and Sustainability Reporting frameworks.
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