Water for food: The global virtual water trade network

  title={Water for food: The global virtual water trade network},
  author={Megan Konar and Carole Dalin and Samir Suweis and Naota Hanasaki and Andrea Rinaldo and Ignacio Rodr{\'i}guez‐Iturbe},
  journal={Water Resources Research},
We present a novel conceptual framework and methodology for studying virtual water trade. We utilize complex network theory to analyze the structure of the global virtual water trade associated with the international food trade. In the global virtual water trade network, the nations that participate in the international food trade correspond to the nodes, and the links represent the flows of virtual water associated with the trade of food from the country of export to the country of import. We… 

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