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Water Footprint Assessment

A Guide for Business, 1st Edition

By David Tickner, Ashok Kumar Chapagain

Routledge

67 pages

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Description

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.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Context: Water, business and risk3. Water Footprint concepts and definitions4. Water Footprint applications5. The positives and pitfalls of Water Footprints 6. ConclusionsNotes and references Further Reading Acronyms and definitions Acknowledgments

About the Series

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DōShorts are a collection of concise, high-quality books for professionals, including a guide to the circular economy, the use of digital media in brand-builidng, integrated reporting, and how-to guides on producing a sustainability report, measuring a building's energy use, and valuing natural and social capital. They address one sustainability challenge at a time and can be read in 90 minutes. We aim to make those 90 minutes deliver value on a par with an expert seminar or master class.

The collection includes practical how-to guides as well as framework pieces and business briefings that give an expert overview of cutting edge developments in a wide range of fields.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS008000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics
BUS072000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUS094000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Green Business
NAT038000
NATURE / Natural Resources
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science