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Term Definition
water footprint

wheel linethe total volume of water consumed directly (e.g. the 25 gallons used during a 10-minute shower) or indirectly (e.g. the 18,000 gallons of water used to produce one pound of beef) by an individual, organization, event, or product.

WUE
water use efficiency

A measure of crop production per unit of water input. Globally, the agricultural sector consumes about 70% of the planet's fresh water. Most of that water is lost through plant transpiration, soil evaporation, and runoff. Practices such as precision farming and slow drip irrigation are aimed at reducing agriculture’s water footprint.

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