WaterHub - China

• List of professionals

• List of publications

• Data for China

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List of professionals

Name                                               Affiliation                                                                                 Country                        
Huang, Guorui   Tsinghua University China
Liu, Junguo   Southern University of Science and Technology China
Wu, Pute   Northwest A&F University China
Zhuo, La   Northwest A&F University China
Zhang, Guoping   World Bank United States


List of publications

Cao, X., Wu, M., Shu, R., Zhuo, L., Chen, D., Shao, G., Guo, X., Wang, W. & Tang, S. (2018) Water footprint assessment for crop production based on field measurements: A case study of irrigated paddy rice in East China, Science of The Total Environment, 610-611: 84-93. Find it here

Han, Y., Jia, Zhuo, L., Sauvage, S., Sánchez-Pérez, J-M, Huang, H. & Wang, C. (2018) Assessing the water footprint of wheat and maize in Haihe river basin, Northern China, Water, 10(7): 867. Find it here

Liu, J. and Savenije, H.H.G. (2008) Food consumption patterns and their effect on water requirement in China, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 12(3): 887-898. Find it here

Liu, J., Zhao, D., Gerbens-Leenes, P.W. and Guan, D. (2015) China’s rising hydropower demand challenges water sector, Scientific Reports, 5: 11446. Find it here

Ma, J., Hoekstra, A.Y., Wang, H., Chapagain, A.K. and Wang, D. (2006) Virtual versus real water transfers within China, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B., 361 (1469): 835-842. Find it here

Zeng, Z., Liu, J., Koeneman, P.H., Zarate, E. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2012) Assessing water footprint at river basin level: a case study for the Heihe river basin in northwest China, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16(8): 2771-2781. Find it here

Zhang, X., Liu, J., Tang, Y., Zhao, X., Yang, H., Gerbens-Leenes, P.W., van Vliet, M.T.H., Yan, J. (2017) China’s coal-fired power plants impose pressure on water resources, Journal of Cleaner Production, 161: 1171-1179. Find it here

Zhuo, L., Mekonnen, M.M. & Hoekstra, A.Y. (2016) Benchmark levels for the consumptive water footprint of crop production for different environmental conditions: A case study for winter wheat in China, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 20: 4547-4559. Find it here

Zhuo, L., Mekonnen, M.M. & Hoekstra, A.Y. (2016) Consumptive water footprint and virtual water trade scenarios for China – with a focus on crop production, consumption and trade, Environment International, 94: 211-223. Find it here

Zhuo, L., Mekonnen, M.M. & Hoekstra, A.Y. (2016) The effect of inter-annual variability of consumption, production, trade and climate on crop-related green and blue water footprints and inter-regional virtual water trade: A study for China (1978-2008), Water Research, 94: 73–85. Find it here

Data for China

China infographic
Source: Mekonnen, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2011) National water footprint accounts: The green, blue and grey water footprint of production and consumption, Value of Water Research Report Series No. 50, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands.

Water footprint of crop production and consumption in China

Click here for annual statistics on the water footprint of crop production and consumption in China for the period 1961-2009 and 22 individual crops.