E3S Web Conf.
Volume 202, 2020The 5th International Conference on Energy, Environmental and Information System (ICENIS 2020)
|Number of page(s)||14|
|Published online||10 November 2020|
Every Drop of Water Footprint Counts For Humanity
1 LiEW STRATEGiCS, 25 Bukit Batok Crescent, 04-04 Singapore 658066
2 LiEW ENZYMiCS, 123 Bukit Merah Lane 1, 04-118, Singapore 150123
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 2002, Water Footprint concept was developed by Hoekstra as an indicator of water use behind all the goods and services consumed by one individual or the individuals of a country, more new concepts and definition evolved to ‘The water footprint is a measure of humanity’s appropriation of fresh water in volumes of water consumed and/or polluted’. Water Footprint answers how earth’s limited freshwater resources are being consumed or wasted through pollution or by misuse, abuse and disuse. At the highest level of United Nations, there are Sustainable Development Goals 2030 to achieve development programmes such as ‘Leaving No One Behind’. From nations to corporations, reduce Water Footprint contributes to sustainability and in shrinking the Carbon Footprint to conserve energy with less wastages, less wastefulness at all levels. Less Water Footprint, Less Carbon Footprint and Less Global Warming. Every individual as a stakeholder can realise and practise stringently the concept of Every Drop Counts. Developed countries like Singapore consumed more water and yet with widespread education, study found that ‘Saving water less of a concern for younger residents’. The author and co-author provide mentorship/internship to Universities and Polytechnic to learn ‘Every drop Counts’ from concept of Water Footprint. The mentees/interns were driven on learning by listening and undertaking hands-on-real-life measuring individual Water Footprint at their 3-month internship venue called The Living Lab. They collected and used every drop of water drips from the taps in the Living Lab to imbue the true meaning of Every Drop Counts for life-long. Every individual, home, corporation as well as every country when practises water-saving for proper use contribute to humanity. The youngsters and the educated must listen, learn, contribute and secure mother earth’s environment.
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