publication . Doctoral thesis . 2018

sustainable and efficient allocation of limited blue and green water resources

Schyns, Joseph Franciscus;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2018
  • Publisher: University Library/University of Twente
  • Country: Netherlands
Freshwater stems from precipitation over land, which differentiates into a blue water flow (groundwater and surface water) and a green water flow (evaporation). Both flows are partially allocated to serve the economy, resulting in blue and green water footprints (WF). There are maximum sustainable levels to the blue and green WF, since rainfall is limited and part of the flows need to be reserved for aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity. Water scarcity, the degree to which the actual approaches the maximum sustainable WF, is becoming increasingly important due to increasing water consumption but limited water availability. The goal of this research is to broaden...
free text keywords: Sustainability, Environmental protection, Water use, Environmental science, Surface water, Water resources, Groundwater, Scarcity, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Water scarcity, Water flow, Water, Water footprint, Virtual water trade, Green water, Ecosystem services, Water use efficiency
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