Future water availability for global food production: The potential of green water for increasing resilience to global change

  title={Future water availability for global food production: The potential of green water for increasing resilience to global change},
  author={Johan Rockstr{\"o}m and Malin Falkenmark and Louise Karlberg and Holger Hoff and S. Rost and Dieter Gerten},
  journal={Water Resources Research},
While past strategies for agricultural water management have focused on irrigation (use of blue water), this paper demonstrates the dominance of green water in food production. A global, yet spatially disaggregated, green‐blue analysis of water availability and requirement, using the LPJmL dynamic vegetation and water balance model, indicates that many countries currently assessed as severely water short are able to produce enough food for their populations if green water is considered and is… 

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