Watermark (Pt. 4)

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    In last week's edition of World Ocean Radio we urged listeners to measure their water footprint using the WaterFootprint.org water calculator. In this week's episode we continue to discuss the work of the Water Footprint Network, this time by breaking down a case study which examines the true environmental impact and water consumption of manufacturing, following three Volkswagen models along their production cycle in order to glean a regionalized water inventory.

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Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by college and community radio stations worldwide. A selection of episodes is now available in Portuguese, Spanish, French, Swahili, and Mandarin, enabling us to reach 75% of the world's population. For more information, visit WorldOceanObservatory.org/world-ocean-radio-global.

Resources from this Episode:

< Waterfootprint.org | Personal Water Footprint Calculator

< Waterfootpring.org | Assessing Impacts of Water Use Along Product Life Cycles [pdf]
 

Image: Imported cars awating delivery.
Credit: businessinsider.com/unsold-cars-around-the-world-2009-2

More episodes from the Watermark series:
< Watermark, Pt. 1
< Watermark, Pt. 2
< Watermark, Pt. 3
< Watermark, Pt. 5