Virtual water

For instance, it takes 3cubic meters of. The embodied water concept is illustrated in the . That means they are also importing the water embodied in the crops, or virtual water. The amount of water that is used in the production processes of commodities during their entire life cycle is referred to as the virtual water contained within them . Water embedded in imported goods puts severe pressure on areas already short of water , says report.

Discover how much WATER we EAT every day. People use water for direct and indirect purposes. Direct purposes include bathing, drinking and cooking. In its broadest sense, virtual water refers to the water required for the production of food commodities. This report reviews and assess the concept and application of virtual water in policy making.

Virtual Water – Duration: 6:28. Global virtual water trade was quantitatively estimated and evaluated. The basic idea of how to estimate unit requirement of water resources to produce each . When we export these products, we are actually exporting . Food exports are running India dry, while China is conserving its water supply by importing water intensive crops such as soya, a new analysis . Green water – water hidden in soils , . We find that increases in virtual water. This concept is known as virtual water trade. Sector, by Dennis Wichelns, of Hanover College, Indiana, is one . The groundbreaking new concept that reveals the true and hazardous extent of our everyday water consumption.

Relying on virtual water in the form of food imports is . Abstract: The purpose of this contribution is first, to respond to the request for clarification of the term virtual water by Stephen Merrett.