Expanding the Nitrogen Footprint Pathway
N-Print was established in 2010 by researchers from the United States and the Netherlands to develop country-specific N footprint calculators. Since then it has developed into a multiplecountry project and expanded to include N footprint tools for watersheds, institutions and communities. Recently, in cooperation with others, it developed SIMAP, an integrated N-C footprint tool. In the immediate future, it will develop a N-C-P-Water footprint tool. This presentation provides a brief history, states current projects and lays out future plans for the use of footprint tools to minimize the impacts of resource use by people, communities and institutions.
Footprint tools are effective in educating people and the countries, communities and institutions in which they reside and work on how resources use results in environmental pollution and what people can do to moderate that pollution.