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Globalization of water : sharing the planet's freshwater resources

Author: Arjen Y Hoekstra; Ashok K Chapagain
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
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"This innovative text is designed for scientists, policy makers, and anybody interested in the relationship between globalization and sustainable water management. It offers a state-of-the-art review, provides a rich data source, and sketches the contours of a new field of knowledge."--Jacket.
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Hoekstra, Arjen Y., 1967-
Globalization of water.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008
(OCoLC)629751287
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arjen Y Hoekstra; Ashok K Chapagain
ISBN: 9781405163354 1405163356
OCLC Number: 145431699
Description: xii, 208 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
How much water is used for producing our goods and services? --
Virtual-water flows between nations as a result of trade in agricultural and industrial products --
Water saving through international trade in agricultural products --
The water footprints of nations --
The water footprints of Morocco and the Netherlands --
Virtual- versus real-water transfers within China --
The water footprint of coffee and tea consumption --
The water footprint of cotton consumption --
Water as a geopolitical resource --
Efficient, sustainable, and equitable water use in a globalized world --
Appendices: I. Analytical framework for the assessment of virtual-water content, virtual-water flows, water savings, water footprints, and water dependencies --
II. Virtual-water flows per country related to international trade in crop, livestock, and industrial products --
III. National water savings and losses due to trade in agricultural products --
IV. Water footprints of nations --
Water footprint versus water scarcity, self-sufficiency, and water import dependency per country.
Responsibility: by Arjen Y. Hoekstra and Ashok K. Chapagain.
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by mtennant (WorldCat user published 2009-01-15) Excellent Permalink

One cup of coffee requires one hundred and forty (140) liters of virtual water (p. 15).  This is one of the attention-grabbing statistics Arjen Hoekstra and Ashok Chapagain provide in their new book ...
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