Introduction to Water Footprint
Everything we use, wear, buy, sell and eat takes water to make. The water footprint measures the amount of water used to produce each of the goods and services we use. It can be measured for a single process, such as growing rice, for a product, such as pair of jeans, for the fuesl we put in our car, or for an entire multi-national company.
- Where is the water dependence in my company's operations or supply chain?
- How well are regulations protecting our water resources?
- How secure are our food or energy supplies?
- Can I do something to reduce my own water footprint and help us manage water for both people and nature?
The water footprint can also tell us how much water is being consumed by a particular country - or globally - in a specific river basin or from an aquifer. The water footprint allows us to answer a broad range of questions for companies, governments and individuals.
This training workshop wilI introduce participants to Life Cycle Assessment, what are footprints and how to calculate footprints.
Dr. Vijaya a/p Subramaniam is the Environment Group Leader and Principal Research Officer in the Malaysian Palm Oil Board. She has carried out research in the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for palm oil and the oil palm industry, and trainer in water footprint. carbon footprint, sustainability, recovery of residual oil (waste to wealth program), social life cycle assessment and the LCA method development.