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Water footprint and virtual water [Arabic] [Chinese] [Dutch] [French] [German] [Greek] [Italian] [Korean] [Persian] [Portuguese] [Spanish] [Turkish] People use lots of water for drinking, cooking and washing, but even more for producing things such as food, paper, cotton clothes, etc. The water footprint is an indicator of water use that looks at both direct and indirect water use of a consumer or producer. The water footprint of an individual, community or business is defined as the total volume of freshwater that is used to produce the goods and services consumed by the individual or community or produced by the business. "The interest in the water footprint is rooted in the recognition that human impacts on freshwater systems can ultimately be linked to human consumption, and that issues like water shortages and pollution can be better understood and addressed by considering production and supply chains as a whole," says Professor Arjen Y. Hoekstra, creator of the water footprint concept.

Water footprint and virtual water

Water footprint and virtual water
How can a future global population of 9 billion people all be fed healthily and sustainably? The Foresight project Global Food and Farming Futures explores the increasing pressures on the global food system between now and 2050. The Report highlights the decisions that policy makers need to take today, and in the years ahead, to ensure that a global population rising to nine billion or more can be fed sustainably and equitably. The Foresight report makes a compelling case for urgent action to redesign the global food system to meet the challenge of feeding the world over the next 40 years. Global Food and Farming Futures | Our work | BIS Global Food and Farming Futures | Our work | BIS
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Hermann Hauser Hermann Maria Hauser, CBE[2] FRS[3] FREng FinstP CPhys, is an entrepreneur who was born in Vienna, Austria but is primarily associated with Silicon Fen in England.[4] When he was 15 he came to the United Kingdom to learn English at a language school in Cambridge. After his first degree in Physics from Vienna University, he returned to Cambridge to do a PhD in Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory. He is probably most well known for his part in setting up Acorn with Chris Curry in 1978 (portrayed in the BBC drama Micro Men),[5] and was voted the UK's 'Computer Personality of the Year' of 1984. When Olivetti took control of Acorn in 1985[6] he became vice-president for research at Olivetti where he was in charge of laboratories in the U.S. and Europe. In 1986, Hauser co-founded the Olivetti Research Laboratory (ORL) in Cambridge along with Professor Andy Hopper. Hermann Hauser
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Lee developed the world's first speaker-independent, continuous speech recognition system as his Ph.D. thesis at Carnegie Mellon. He later became a high-technology executive at Apple, SGI, Microsoft, and Google. He became the focus of a 2005 legal dispute between Google and Microsoft, his former employer, due to a one-year non-compete agreement that he signed with Microsoft in 2000 when he became its corporate vice president of interactive services.[1] One of the most prominent figures in the Chinese internet sector, he was the founding president of Google China, serving from July 2005 through September 4, 2009. He has created personal website, "我学网" dedicated to helping young Chinese people achieve in their studies and careers.[clarification needed][citation needed]. Kai-Fu Lee Kai-Fu Lee
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