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Real and Virtual Water in Civil Construction

EasyChair Preprint no. 5097

8 pagesDate: March 3, 2021


Water is an abundant natural resource in some regions such as the Amazon, but is finite and limited. The growing demand for various social and economic actors, there may be situations of water scarcity. This study evaluates the importance of water in the construction industry, as a real or virtual element. We intend to quantify the water in monetary or financial calculated based on rational principles, specifically in construction sites, introducing the budgeting of water as raw material in construction. The case study methodology is real, the value calculated of water corresponded to less than 0,5% of the total cost of the work. This percentage is apparently little, but is not covering all elements inherent to the principles of sustainability (economic, social and environmental), which could not be worked out in this article, especially the fact that studies on this subject and approach are new, incipient, with little theoretical.

Keyphrases: construction, Sustainability, virtual water, water budgeting., water resources

BibTeX entry
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  author = {Marta Denise Silva and André Montenegro Duarte and Marco Valerio de Albuquerque Vinagre},
  title = {Real and Virtual Water in Civil Construction},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 5097},

  year = {EasyChair, 2021}}
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