The emerging role of water footprint in supply chain management: A critical literature synthesis and a hierarchical decision-making framework

E Aivazidou, Naoum Tsolakis, E Iakovou & D Vlachos
Freshwater overexploitation and scarcity have led to extensive shifts in demand patterns for water-friendly products. As several agricultural and industrial activities are closely intertwined with water consumption, the availability of sufficient freshwater resources constitutes a significant precondition for covering global consumer needs. In this context, the design and management of sustainable supply chains in terms of freshwater resources' preservation have emerged as major challenges in the corporate agenda. As such, the concept of water footprint...
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