The Water Footprint of Modern Consumer Society

Hoekstra's most recent book explores the full water footprint of consumer goods. It guides governments, companies, investors and consumers on how to reduce water footprints where necessary. An inspiring must-read for everyone interested in sustainable, efficient and equitable water use.

The Water Footprint Assessment Manual

The book contains the global standard for Water Footprint Assessment. It shows how water footprints can be calculated for individual processes and products, as well as for consumers, nations and businesses. The book further describes how to assess the sustainability of a water footprint and includes an extensive library of possible measures that can contribute to water footprint reduction. The book is available in several languages. Freely downloadable.

Globalization of Water: Sharing the Planet’s Freshwater Resources

The book is a first-of-its-kind review of the critical relationship between globalization and sustainable water management. It explores the impact of international trade on local water depletion and pollution, explores the water footprints of nations, and identifies “water dependent” regions. It is convincingly argued that freshwater is a geopolitical resource of increasing importance. The book is also available in Spanish.