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• List of professionals

• List of publications

• Data for the United States

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List of professionals

Name                                               Affiliation                                                                                 Country                        
Davis, Kyle   Columbia University United States
Konar, Megan   University of Illinois United States
Marston, Landon   Kansas State University United States
Mekonnen, Mesfin   University of Nebraska United States
Nelson, Darrell   Clean Water International United States
Rushforth, Richard   Northern Arizona University United States


List of publications

Chini, C.M, Konar, M. & Stillwell, A.S. (2017) Direct and indirect urban water footprints of the United States, Water Resources Research, 53(1): 316-327. Find it here

Dang Q, Lin X & Konar M (2015) Agricultural virtual water flows within the United States. Water Resources Research, 51(2): 973-986 Find it here

Davis K.F., Seveso A, Rulli M.C. & D’Odorico P (2017) Water savings of crop redistribution in the United States. Water, 9(2): 83. Find it here

Fulton J, Cooley H & Gleick P.H. (2014) Water footprint outcomes and policy relevance change with scale considered: Evidence from California. Water Resources Management, 28(11): 3637-3649. Find it here

Marrin D.L. (2016) Using water footprints to identify alternatives for conserving local water resources in California. Water, 8: 497. Find it here

Marston, L., Ao, Y., Konar, M., Mekonnen, M.M. & Hoekstra, A.Y. (2018) High-resolution water footprints of production of the United States, Water Resources Research, 54: 2288-2316. Find it here

Mayer, A., Mubako, S. & Ruddell B. L. (2016) Developing the greatest blue economy: Water productivity, fresh water depletion and virtual water trade in the Great Lakes basin, Earth’s Future, 4: 282-297. Find it here

Mubako S.T. & Lant C.L. (2013) Agricultural virtual water trade and water footprint of U.S. states. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 103(2): 385-396. Find it here

Mubako S.T., Lahiri S & Lant C.L. (2013) Input-output analysis of virtual water transfers: Case study of California and Illinois. Ecological Economics, 93: 230-238. Find it here

Multsch S, Pahlow M, Ellensohn J, Michalik T, Frede H.G. & Breuer L (2016) A hotspot analysis of water footprints and groundwater decline in the High Plains aquifer region, USA. Regional Environmental Change, 16(8): 2419-2428. Find it here

Ruess, P.J. & Konar, M. (2019) Grain and virtual water storage capacity in the United States. Water Resources Research, 55. Find it here

Rushforth R.R. & Ruddell B.L. (2015) The hydro-economic interdependency of cities: Virtual water connections of the Phoenix, Arizona Metropolitan Area. Sustainability, 7: 8522–8547. Find it here

Rushforth, R.R. & Ruddell, B.L. (2018) A spatially detailed blue water footprint of the United States economy, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 22(5): 3007-3032. Find it here

Rushforth R.R. & Ruddell B.L. (2016) The vulnerability and resilience of a city’s water footprint: The case of Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. Water Resources Research, 52(4): 2698-2714. Find it here

Williams R & Al-Hmoud R (2015) Virtual water on the Southern High Plains of Texas: The case of a nonrenewable blue water resource. Natural Resources 6: 27-36. Find it here

Xu, H. & Wu, M. (2018) A first estimation of county-based green water availability and its implications for agriculture and bioenergy production in the United States, Water, 10(2): 148. Find it here

Data for the United States

Infographic United States

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 production in the United States

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