Water footprint ISO standard


Underwater image.ISO has published a standard for measuring your water footprint. ISO 14046, Environmental management – Water footprint – Principles, requirements and guidelines, will allow organisations the means to measure their ‘water footprint’, or their potential environmental impact of water use and pollution. The standard is based on a life-cycle assessment and can assist in:

  • Assessing the potential environmental impacts related to water,
  • identifying ways to reduce those impacts,
  • facilitating water efficiency and optimisation of water management at product, process and organisational levels and
  • providing scientifically consistent and reliable information for reporting water footprint results.


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