The product water footprint is the volume of freshwater required to produce a good or service across the entire supply chain, from the extraction of raw materials to the manufacture, transport and distribution of the final product, and can be divided into three components:
Water footprint is defined as an infrastructure of LCA methods and tools. ISO 14046, It is a standard developed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) that provides guidelines for conducting a water footprint assessment. It helps to assess future water risks & analyse their environmental impacts.
Water footprint studies can support sustainable product design and reduction of water consumption, and can also be used in CDP and Sustainability Reports.
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