World Poultry Congress 2022

The Water Footprint concept: the challenges of animal protein production, WPC2O22 Opening Conference

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August 12, 2022 wpc 2022 opening conference
Speaker: Thierry CAQUET, PhD Scientific Director Environment, INRAe, France
  • Increasing demand of animal products will have direct and indirect consequences on the sustainability of water use in many locations
  • Climate change consequences may dramatically influence water and feed availability, crop yields and the supply of high quality freshwater to poultry farms
  • Water Footprint indicators system offers a framework for analysing the impacts of poultry production on water resources
  • Corresponding data should help managers, producers and consumers understanding water use in all aspects of the value chain, and implementing targeted water-savings measures to promote the water efficiency of the entire poultry sector

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