Introduction of water footprint assessment approach to enhance water supply management in Malaysia

Syazwan N. Moni, Edriyana A. Aziz, M. A. Malek

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Abstract

Presently, Water Footprint (WF) Approach has been used to assess the sustainability of a product's chain globally but is lacking in the services sector. Thus, this paper aims to introduce WF assessment as a technical approach to determine the sustainability of water supply management for the typical water supply treatment process (WSTP) used in Malaysia. Water supply is one of the pertinent services and most of WF accounting begins with data obtained from the water supply treatment plant. Therefore, the amount of WF will be accounted for each process of WSTP in order to determine the water utilization for the whole process according to blue, green and grey WF. Hence, the exact amount of water used in the process can be measured by applying this accounting method to assess the sustainability of water supply management in Malaysia. Therefore, the WF approach in assessing sustainability of WSTP could be implemented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference of Global Network for Innovative Technology and AWAM International Conference in Civil Engineering, IGNITE-AICCE 2017
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Technology and Practice for Infrastructure and Community Resilience
EditorsHamidi Abdul Aziz, Mohd Rosli Mohd Hasan, Muhd Harris Ramli, Herni Halim, Choong Kok Keong, Badorul Hisham Abu Bakar, Megat Azmi Megat Johari, Mohd Suffian Yusoff
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735415744
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2017
EventInternational Conference of Global Network for Innovative Technology and AWAM International Conference in Civil Engineering: Sustainable Technology and Practice for Infrastructure and Community Resilience, IGNITE-AICCE 2017 - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 08 Aug 201709 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1892
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherInternational Conference of Global Network for Innovative Technology and AWAM International Conference in Civil Engineering: Sustainable Technology and Practice for Infrastructure and Community Resilience, IGNITE-AICCE 2017
CountryMalaysia
CityPenang
Period08/08/1709/08/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Moni, S. N., Aziz, E. A., & Malek, M. A. (2017). Introduction of water footprint assessment approach to enhance water supply management in Malaysia. In H. A. Aziz, M. R. M. Hasan, M. H. Ramli, H. Halim, C. K. Keong, B. H. Abu Bakar, M. A. M. Johari, & M. S. Yusoff (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference of Global Network for Innovative Technology and AWAM International Conference in Civil Engineering, IGNITE-AICCE 2017: Sustainable Technology and Practice for Infrastructure and Community Resilience [070001] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1892). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5005719