Chapter 5. The Water Footprints of Nations

  1. Arjen Y. Hoekstra and
  2. Ashok K. Chapagain

Published Online: 7 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696224.ch5

Globalization of Water: Sharing the Planet's Freshwater Resources

Globalization of Water: Sharing the Planet's Freshwater Resources

How to Cite

Hoekstra, A. Y. and Chapagain, A. K. (2007) The Water Footprints of Nations, in Globalization of Water: Sharing the Planet's Freshwater Resources, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470696224.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 21 DEC 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405163354

Online ISBN: 9780470696224

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Keywords:

  • water demand;
  • water demand;
  • Switzerland;
  • meat consumption;
  • irrigation

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Two Methods of Assessing the Water Footprint of a Nation

  • Internal and External Water Footprint

  • Water Footprints of Nations

  • Determining Factors

  • How can Water Footprints be Reduced?

  • The Water Footprint as a New Indicator of Water Use