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Water Footprinting: How to Address Water Use in Life Cycle Assessment?

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dc.contributor.author Berger, Markus
dc.contributor.author Finkbeiner, Matthias
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-26T18:02:03Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-26T18:02:03Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6902
dc.description.abstract "As freshwater is a vital yet often scarce resource, the life cycle assessment community has put great efforts in method development to properly address water use. The International Organization for Standardization has recently even launched a project aiming at creating an international standard for ‘water footprinting’. This paper provides an overview of a broad range of methods developed to enable accounting and impact assessment of water use. The critical review revealed that methodological scopes differ regarding types of water use accounted for, inclusion of local water scarcity, as well as differentiation between watercourses and quality aspects. As the application of the most advanced methods requires high resolution inventory data, the trade-off between ‘precision’ and ‘applicability’ needs to be addressed in future studies and in the new international standard." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject water resources en_US
dc.title Water Footprinting: How to Address Water Use in Life Cycle Assessment? en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Sustainability en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 919-944 en_US

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