Water Footprint of Organizations – how to measure a company's water use impacts beyond the gates

Silvia Forin

Technische Universitaet Berlin

Silvia Forin is a researcher at TU Berlin, Chair of Sustainable Engineering, since 2015. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Physics from TU Berlin and a Master's degree in Environmental Management from FU Berlin. Silvia Forin works currenty at projects related to Organizational Life Cycle Assessment (UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative - Flagship Activity LCA in Organizations), and Water Footprint for Organizations.  In this area, she leads the development of guidelines for the application of Water Footprint to organizations. She formerly worked in the fiel of climate economics as a student researcher at Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change.


90% of freshwater use is associated with the life cycles of products and services, i.e. mainly transboundary production networks. Since water resources are not subjected to global governance, innovative perspectives to assess... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Silvia Forin (Technische Universitaet Berlin)
  2. Markus Berger (Technische Universitaet Berlin)
  3. Matthias Finkbeiner (Technische Universitaet Berlin)

Topic Areas

• Food, energy, water, and nutrient material flows and footprints , • Advances in methods (e.g., life cycle assessment, social impact assessment, resilience a , • Sustainable consumption and production


TS-6 » Footprint studies (09:45 - Tuesday, 27th June, Room I)

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