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Virtual water transfers unlikely to redress inequality in global water use

by Damaris Waigwa last modified Aug 22, 2011 09:45 AM
The virtual water required to support international trade is the volume of water used to produce, but not necessarily contained within, a unit mass of agricultural and industrial goods (Allan 1998, Chapagain and Hoekstra 2004). The concept of virtual water is analogous to the concepts of embodied carbon and embodied energy (Lenzen 2009).

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