Virtual Water and Water Footprints Offer Limited Insight Regarding Important Policy Questions

  title={Virtual Water and Water Footprints Offer Limited Insight Regarding Important Policy Questions},
  author={Dennis Wichelns},
  journal={International Journal of Water Resources Development},
  pages={639 - 651}
  • D. Wichelns
  • Published 24 November 2010
  • Economics
  • International Journal of Water Resources Development
Much of the literature regarding virtual water and water footprints focuses on the potential water savings that might be realized when water-short countries import water-intensive agricultural goods from countries with larger water endowments. Some of the published estimates of potential national and global water savings made possible through international trade are quite large and they do not reflect actual or potential opportunities to save water. Recent additions to the virtual water… Expand
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