Virtual scarce water in China.

  title={Virtual scarce water in China.},
  author={Kuishuang Feng and Klaus Hubacek and Stephan A Pfister and Yang Yu and Laixiang Sun},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  volume={48 14},
Water footprints and virtual water flows have been promoted as important indicators to characterize human-induced water consumption. However, environmental impacts associated with water consumption are largely neglected in these analyses. Incorporating water scarcity into water consumption allows better understanding of what is causing water scarcity and which regions are suffering from it. In this study, we incorporate water scarcity and ecosystem impacts into multiregional input-output… CONTINUE READING

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