Cross-cutting topic: Water footprint

Trade in virtual water is increasingly creating global links between local and regional water resources. The GRoW research projects are therefore not limiting their focus to local and regional solutions; they are also investigating how consumption is linked to and affects water resources in other parts of the world. The GRoW projects concerned with water footprint are working on methods for measuring water footprint in order to identify areas where water is being used inefficiently and implement practical measures for reducing the water footprint. This cross-cutting topic aims to link the GRoW projects working in this area and to leverage potential synergies. 

Coordinator:       Dr Markus Berger (TU Berlin)

Support:               Dr Falk Schmidt (IASS Potsdam)



1st work meeting, 21 March 2018 (minutes and presentation by Dr. M. Berger)

2nd work meeting, 27 September 2018 (minutes, presentation by Dr. M. Berger, presentation by Natalia Finogenova)

Mid-term conference, 20-21 February 2019 (presentation and further information is here)   

3rd work meeting, 17 May 2019

Event "Supporting SDG6 by advancing the water footprint tool" at the World Water Week in Stockholm, 26 August 2019 (programme)