Water footprint : a new approach for a more sustainable future

Nagypál Virág and Mikó Edit and Czupy Imre and Hodúr Cecília: Water footprint : a new approach for a more sustainable future. In: Review of faculty of engineering : analecta technica Szegedinensia, (13) 2. pp. 12-20. (2019)

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Abstract

Sustainability of water use has got into focus recently, as availability of fresh water resources is under depletion. Population growth, extreme weather conditions (drought), increasing global meat demand all results in higher water consumption of humanity and ecosystem. Water footprint is a promising indicator, which assesses both qualitative and quantitative deterioration of fresh water supplies. By identifying blue, green and grey water components, water use can be assessed in a more comprehensive way. Furthermore impact assessment of different components during production and processing let us identify crucial points of water use, where more efficient solution should be found. As a consequence of a more conscious and sustainable water use assessment considering water footprint, there is a chance, that future generations will inherit fresh water supplies at least in the same condition as we got it from our ancestors.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Review of faculty of engineering : analecta technica Szegedinensia
Date: 2019
Volume: 13
Number: 2
ISSN: 2064-7964
Page Range: pp. 12-20
Language: English
Place of Publication: Szeged
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/65428/
DOI: 10.14232/analecta.2019.2.12-20
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vízgazdálkodás
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 18-20. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 01. Natural sciences
01. Natural sciences > 01.05. Earth and related environmental sciences
04. Agricultural sciences
04. Agricultural sciences > 04.01. Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Date Deposited: 2022. May. 23. 08:43
Last Modified: 2022. May. 23. 08:56
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/76013

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