publication . Doctoral thesis . 2011

Spatially and temporally explicit water footprint accounting

Mesfin M. Mekonnen;
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  • Published: 16 Sep 2011
  • Publisher: 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...
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free text keywords: METIS-284345, IR-78027, Water conservation, Water use, Natural resource economics, Environmental science, Water supply, business.industry, business, Anthropogenic metabolism, Consumptive water use, Industrial production, Water scarcity, Virtual water
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