Avocado Production: Water Footprint and Socio‐economic Implications

  title={Avocado Production: Water Footprint and Socio‐economic Implications},
  author={Ruben Sommaruga and Honor May Eldridge},
Estimating the Water and Carbon Footprints of Growing Avocados in the Munich Metropolitan Region Using Waste Heat as a Water-Energy-Food Nexus Potential
Avocados, which have been labeled a superfood and are very popular around the world, are often grown in areas with water scarcity and have long-distance transports to their end consumer. Water and
Hard Carbon Derived from Avocado Peels as a High-Capacity, High-Performance Anode Material for Sodium-Ion Batteries
Deriving battery grade materials from natural sources is a key element to establishing sustainable energy storage technologies. In this work, we present the use of avocado peels as a sustainable
The Global Knowledge Value Chain on Sustainability: Addressing Fragmentations through International Academic Partnerships
While research on universities’ role in sustainability transitions has flourished in recent years, explorations into the potential of academic internationalization for the promotion of sustainability


The story behind avocados’ rise to prominence in the United States
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  • 2019
Four billion people facing severe water scarcity
It is found that two-thirds of the global population (4.0 billion people) live under conditions of severe water scarcity at least 1 month of the year, and nearly half of those people live in India and China.
Running dry: The U.S. Southwest's drift into a drier climate state
Changes in precipitation have far‐reaching consequences on human society and ecosystems as has been demonstrated by recent severe droughts in California and the Oklahoma region. Droughts are beside
Water footprints and irrigated agricultural sustainability: the case of Chile
Abstract This paper estimates the agricultural production water footprint (WF) of Chile, assessing green, blue and grey WFs of the main agricultural products for the main productive regions, taking
Growing water scarcity in agriculture: future challenge to global water security
  • M. Falkenmark
  • Economics
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • 2013
The paper analyses the origin and appearance of blue as well as green water scarcity on different scales and with particular focus on risks to food production and water supply for municipalities and industry, and the importance of a paradigm shift in the further conceptual development of water security is stressed.
Global depletion of groundwater resources
In regions with frequent water stress and large aquifer systems groundwater is often used as an additional water source. If groundwater abstraction exceeds the natural groundwater recharge for
Opening markets: The Mexican avocado export boom to USA
  • Anales de Geografía
  • 2008