Water footprints of nations: Water use by people as a function of their consumption pattern

@article{Hoekstra2006WaterFO,
  title={Water footprints of nations: Water use by people as a function of their consumption pattern},
  author={Arjen Y. Hoekstra and Ashok K. Chapagain},
  journal={Water Resources Management},
  year={2006},
  volume={21},
  pages={35-48}
}
The water footprint shows the extent of water use in relation to consumption of people. The water footprint of a country is defined as the volume of water needed for the production of the goods and services consumed by the inhabitants of the country. The internal water footprint is the volume of water used from domestic water resources; the external water footprint is the volume of water used in other countries to produce goods and services imported and consumed by the inhabitants of the… 

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