Water resources sustainability in a globalizing world: who uses the water?

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Apr 19, 2016
Konar, M., Evans, T. P., Levy, M., Scott, C. A., Troy, T. J., Vörösmarty, C. J., & Sivapalan, M.


If a tonne of corn is grown in Illinois but consumed in China, is the water used to grow the corn used by the farmer in Illinois or by the consumer in China? This may come across as a philosophical or polemical question, but in an increasingly globalized world, answering this fundamental attribution question is of critical importance for addressing the issue of water resources sustainability.

Read the full article in Hydrological Processes.

DOI for citing: 
DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10843
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