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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- Water footprints can also be calculated at an individual level; it is simply the sum of the virtual water content of all products consumed.
- The carbon and water footprints associated with producing beef are about 20 times larger than maize production.
- Effective management of other acute reputational issues such as supply chains or carbon and water footprints are no longer optional extras; it's now a commercial necessity if businesses intend to grow market share.
Definition of water footprint in:
- The British & World English dictionary