ISO – Water Footprint Standard Published

Aug. 1, 2014

ISO, International Standards Organization, has just published a standard for measuring your water footprint.

ISO 14046: Environmental management — Water footprint — Principles, requirements and guidelines, published today, will allow all kinds of organizations, from industry, to government and NGOs the means to measure their “˜water footprint’, or their potential environmental impact of water use and pollution.

Is it for me? 

The standard is based on a life-cycle assessment and can assist in:

  • Assessing the magnitude of potential environmental impacts related to water,
  • identifying ways to reduce those impacts,
  • facilitating water efficiency and optimization of water management at product, process and organizational levels and
  • providing scientifically consistent and reliable information for reporting water footprint results that can be tracked over time.

Learn more: http://www.iso.org/iso/news.htm?refid=Ref1876

ISO 14046

Photo 39297166 © Mike2focus | Dreamstime.com
Photo 140820417 © Susanne Fritzsche | Dreamstime.com
Microplastics that were fragmented from larger plastics are called secondary microplastics; they are known as primary microplastics if they originate from small size produced industrial beads, care products or textile fibers.
Photo 43114609 © Joshua Gagnon | Dreamstime.com
Dreamstime Xxl 43114609