[NetBehaviour] The Virtual Water project
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Thu Oct 9 11:01:32 CEST 2008
The Virtual Water project
Water is probably one of the most precious resources and vital for
everyone’s everyday life. In spite of this obvious fact, people use
large amounts of water: drinking, cooking and washing, but even more for
producing things such as food, paper, cotton clothes, etc.
One of the most important research papers in this field is Chapagain,
A.K. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2004), »Water footprints of nations«, Value of
Water Research Report Series No. 16, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands.
Designer Timm Kekeritz created a poster, visualizing parts of their
research data, to make the issue of virtual water and the water
The water footprint of a person, company or nation is defined as the
total volume of freshwater that is used to produce the commodities,
goods and services consumed by the person, company or nation. The idea
of the water footprint is quite similar to the ecological footprint, but
focussing on the use of water.
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