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Sustainable and efficient water use: from water footprint accounting to setting targets
Group: University of Twente, Water Management Group
Promotor: Prof.dr.ir. Arjen Hoekstra
Humans consume freshwater in all sectors of the economy and across all layers of society. Demand on already stressed water systems is growing, hence the challenge for humanity is to strike a sensible balance in allocating limited freshwater resources to the various demanding and often competing uses, without compromising nature. This thesis examines two policy instruments: setting water footprint caps per river basin and formulating water footprint benchmarks for water-using activities. The studies and rich datasets thus brought forward help boost the transition to sustainable and efficient use of freshwater resources worldwide.
By September we will present an overview of SENSE dissertations on this page, with links to the full texts of the dissertations.