Water: Impacts, Risks and Opportunities in our Supply Chain Vevey, 22 March 2012 Carlo Galli
Setting the scene: Freshwater availability vs. demand From: WEF Water Resources Group (2009): “Charting our Water Future”
Impacts: it’s about volumes. The Water Footprints of F&B business From: Hoekstra et al. (2011): “ The Water Footprint Assessment Manual” Farmer Retailer Food processer Virtual water flow Virtual water flow Virtual water flow green and blue water use grey water Consumer blue water use grey water blue water use grey water blue water use grey water
Impacts: Consumptive Water Use for Nestlé agricultural raw materials DRAFT Blue CWU (irrigation) (~ 2.9 billion m3) Blue CWU of 460 Nestlé factories = 0,05 billion m3 Total CWU (rainwater + irrigation) (~ 44.8 billion m3)
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