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water footprint Syllabification: wa·ter foot·print

Definition of water footprint in English:


The amount of fresh water utilized in the production or supply of the goods and services used by a particular person or group: major supermarket chains are already understood to be considering how to reduce their water footprint
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  • Where traditional indicators of water use relate only to production, the water footprint takes the consumption perspective.
  • Thus being aware of our individual water footprint can help us use water more carefully.
  • Thus a meat diet implies a larger water footprint of about 4,000 litres of water a day, versus 1,500 litres for a vegetarian diet.
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