publication . Doctoral thesis . 2011

Spatially and temporally explicit water footprint accounting

Mesfin M. Mekonnen;
Open Access
  • Published: 16 Sep 2011
  • Publisher: University Library/University of Twente
  • Country: Netherlands
The earth’s freshwater resources are subject to increasing pressure in the form of consumptive water use and pollution (Postel, 2000; WWAP, 2003, 2006, 2009). Quantitative assessment of the green, blue and grey water footprint of global production and consumption can be regarded as a key in understanding the pressure put on the global freshwater resources. The overall objective of this thesis is, therefore, to analyse the spatial and temporal pattern of the water footprint of humans from both a production perspective and a consumption perspective. The study quantifies in a spatially explicit way and with a worldwide coverage the green, blue and grey water footpr...
Persistent Identifiers
free text keywords: METIS-284345, IR-78027, Virtual water, Water use, Water supply, business.industry, business, Water scarcity, Natural resource economics, Environmental science, Anthropogenic metabolism, Consumptive water use, Industrial production, Water conservation
191 references, page 1 of 13

Lerer, L. B. and Scudder, T. (1999) Health impacts of large dams, Environmental Impact Assessment Review 19(2): 113-123. [OpenAIRE]

Lesschen, J., Stoorvogel, J., Smaling, E., Heuvelink, G. and Veldkamp, A. (2007) A spatially explicit methodology to quantify soil nutrient balances and their uncertainties at the national level, Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 78:111-131. [OpenAIRE]

Lewis, J.M., Klopfenstein, T.J., Stock, R.A. and Nielsen, M.K. (1990) Evaluation of intensive vs extensive systems of beef production and the effect of level of beef cow milk production on postweaning performance, Journal of Animal Science 68(8): 2517- 2524.

Lidén, R. and Harlin, J. (2000) Analysis of conceptual rainfall-runoff modelling performance in different climates, Journal of Hydrology 238(3-4): 231-247.

Liu, C.M. and Zheng, H.X. (2002) South-to-north water transfer schemes for China, International Journal of Water Resources Development 18(3): 453-471.

Liu, J. and Savenije, H.H.G. (2008) Food consumption patterns and their effect on water requirement in China, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 12(3): 887-898. [OpenAIRE]

Liu J. and Yang H. (2010) Spatially explicit assessment of global consumptive water uses in cropland: green and blue water, Journal of Hydrology 384: 187-197.

Liu, J., Williams, J.R., Zehnder, A.J.B., and Yang, H. (2007) GEPIC - modelling wheat yield and crop water productivity with high resolution on a global scale, Agricultural Systems 94: 478-493. [OpenAIRE]

Liu, J., Zehnder, A.J.B. and Yang, H. (2007): Historical trends in China's virtual water trade, Water International 32: 78-90.

Liu, J., Yang, H. and Savenije, H. H. G. (2008) China's move to higher-meat diet hits water security, Nature, 454, p. 397. [OpenAIRE]

Liu, J., Zehnder, A.J.B. and Yang, H. (2009) Global consumptive water use for crop production: The importance of green water and virtual water, Water Resources Research 45, W05428, doi:10.1029/2007WR006051.

Liu, J., You, L., Amini, M., Obersteiner, M., Herrero, M., Zehnder, A. J. B. and Yang, H. (2010) A high-resolution assessment on global nitrogen flows in cropland, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107(17): 8035-8040.

Ma, J., Hoekstra, A.Y., Wang, H., Chapagain, A.K. and Wang, D. (2006) Virtual versus real water transfers within China, Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society B. 361 (1469): 835-842.

Ma, W., Li, J., Ma, L., Wang, F., Sisak, I., Cushman, G., and Zhang, F. (2009): Nitrogen flow and use efficiency in production and utilization of wheat, rice and maize in China. Agricultural Systems 99: 53-63.

Mavuti, K.M., Harper, D.M. (2005) The ecological state of Lake Naivasha, Kenya, 2005: Turning 25 years research into an effective Ramsar monitoring programme, .

191 references, page 1 of 13
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue