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The Water Footprint of Modern Consumer Society

The Water Footprint of Modern Consumer Society

by Arjen Y. Hoekstra

Hardcover(2nd ed.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138354777
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/23/2019
Series: Earthscan Water Text Series
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Arjen Y. Hoekstra is Professor in Water Management at the University of Twente, the Netherlands, and co-founder of the Water Footprint Network. As creator of the water footprint concept, he introduced supply-chain thinking in water management and was the first to point at the global dimension of wise water governance.

Table of Contents

1. The environmental footprint of the human species

2. A brief history of water footprint thinking

3. Why do we overexploit our limited freshwater resources?

4. Drinking ten bathtubs of water a day

5. Water for bread and pasta

6. Meat and dairy, the biggest water users

7. How our cotton clothes link to a disappearing sea

8. The energy transition: how to combine carbon and water footprint reduction?

9. The overseas water footprint of cut flowers

10. The supply-chain water footprint of paper

11. Sustainability: water footprint caps per water body

12. Efficiency: water footprint benchmarks per product

13. Equitability: fair water footprint shares per community

14. Allocating the world’s limited freshwater resources

15. Getting trade right

16. Product transparency

17. Who will be the heroes of change?