3.5 Water FootprintLearning plan

How can a water footprint of products be determined? What influence do I as a buyer have on water consumption? Find out what data you can use to determine the water footprint in the supply chain in order to reduce it in a targeted manner.

The module covers the following content:

Introduction to virtual water and water footprints
  • How much water do we need every day?
  • Virtual water: Blue Water, Green Water, Grey Water
  • Is that a problem?? Representation of the water consumption of known products
  • Water Footprint: Definition and Calculation
How companies can analyse and reduce their water footprints
  • Water footprint of companies: direct and indirect water consumption
  • Local measures in global supply chains: Introduction of the Welle Project
  • Calculating a company’s water footprint​
  • Water Footprint Database
  • Water footprint tool & webinar
  • Mitigating water stress along the supply chain: Water-Stewardship, Ecodesign, Sustainable Procurement
Best Practice
  • Best Practice - data collection, ruslts, mitigating water stress
  • Team-Exercise

Course languages: German, English with optional Mandarin subtitles

课程语言:德语、 英语、 英语发音中文字幕
Course type Seminar
Learning Duration 47 Minutes
Price 160.50 EUR (incl. 7% VAT rate)
Target Group
This module is aimed at:
  • CPOs and Purchasing Managers
  • CSR Professionals
  • Suppliers of Goods and Services
  • Strategic Buyers and Category Managers
  • Tactical Purchasers and Supplier Managers
Learning Objectives
After having accomplished this training, the participant will:
  • Develop a deeper understanding of water consumption along supply chains, the concept of virtual water and the water footprint
  • Know the influence of purchase decisions on the company’s water footprint
  • Get to know a Best Practice Example
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