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Jorgelina Di Pasquale

A research fellow of Bologna University, she has worked with Professor Adinolfi since 2007. She earned the title of Master of Science in Agri-food Marketing at IAMZ-CIHEAM (Spain) and  holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics and Food Policy from the University of Bologna. Author of scientific peer-reviewed articles published in national and international journals and she has written a number of scientific books dealing with subjects of economics and agricultural policy. Her key areas of research are EU Agricultural Policy and Agribusiness Marketing, with a particular focus on Consumer Behavior.
 
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Italy's water footprint

Sustainability / Felice Adinolfi Jorgelina Di Pasquale
Acqua e agricoltura: speciale impronta idrica su Expo Milano 2015

In European countries and North America, the industrial sectors have the greatest impact on the profile of water use. Nevertheless, there are some areas that are exceptions. Italy, for example, has a water footprint different from most of the other European countries.

Water footprint: from production to consumption

Sustainability / Jorgelina Di Pasquale Felice Adinolfi
Acqua e agricoltura: speciale impronta idrica su Expo Milano 2015

The term "water footprint" was coined to define the volume of freshwater used to produce goods and services. It can be calculated across different scales and is useful in the search for greater transparency, improved management and personal choices to live more sustainably.

Overbuilding vs agriculture

Sustainability / Jorgelina Di Pasquale Felice Adinolfi
Acqua e agricoltura: speciale impronta idrica su Expo Milano 2015

The water cycle in relation to the concrete, waterproofing the soil, and the cultivation of agricultural products; a difficult relationship.

The Water Footprint. Water in Agriculture

Sustainability / Jorgelina Di Pasquale Felice Adinolfi
Acqua e agricoltura: speciale impronta idrica su Expo Milano 2015

In the total water consumption of human beings there is a factor that stands out: the water consumption related to food. This means that if you intend to reduce the water footprint, you should carefully reconsider not only the use of water in the house, in the bathroom and in the garden, but be especially attentive to agricultural methods and diet.

The Water footprint. What is the Green, Blue and Gray Water Footprint?

Sustainability / Felice Adinolfi Jorgelina Di Pasquale
Acqua e agricoltura: speciale impronta idrica su Expo Milano 2015

The water footprint is a calculation of the amount of freshwater consumed and polluted and is connected to its location of production.

The water footprint. Water is a precious and exhaustible resource.

Sustainability / Jorgelina Di Pasquale Felice Adinolfi
Acqua e agricoltura: speciale impronta idrica su Expo Milano 2015

Our planet seen from space looks like a ball of "blue marble" because of the predominance of water. Nevertheless, water is an unequally distributed resource with limited availability, because the use of water resources has become geographically disconnected from consumers.

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