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Groundwater depletion embedded in international food trade 

Recent hydrological modelling1 and Earth observations2, 3 have located and quantified alarming rates of groundwater depletion worldwide. This depletion is primarily due to water withdrawals for irrigation1, 2, 4, but its connection with the main driver of irrigation, global food consumption, has not yet been explored.

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Your Clothes' Water Footprint

Aside from needing to fuel ourselves every day with food which includes a very changeable amount of virtual water, another of our quotidian actions consists of wearing some sort of clothing. 1,084 more words

Eco Fashion

What is virtual water, and how can it be tangible?

At the start of the academic year, I looked for a selective module which would include climate change and which would have a more practical approach to learn differently and combine it with last year’s theory. 1,125 more words

Eco Actions

Water, the hidden currency

The concept of virtual water is about water that is incorporated in the traded products. This concept was proposed in 1993 by the British geographer John Anthony Allan. 221 more words


Are we simply “reallocating” water scarcity? New post on Your Middle East!

“The Middle East is importing virtual water from countries who, in the future, are likely to have to import their own virtual water”

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YWF's Water-Saving Tip of the Week: Reduce Food Waste

Cut your family’s water consumption by 475,000 litres (125,000 gal) a year

Forty percent of the food produced in the United States never gets eaten - … 292 more words

YWF's Water-Saving Tips of the Week: Drive Less

To Save Water, Drive Less

It takes an average of 3 liters (0.8 gallon) of water to make one liter (about 1 quart) of gasoline… 222 more words