Virtual water trade (also known as trade in embedded or embodied water) refers to the hidden flow of water if food or other commodities are traded from one place to another. For instance, it takes 1,340 cubic meters of water (based on the world average) to produce one metric tonne of wheat.The precise volume can be more or less depending on climatic conditions and agricultural practice.
The Virtual Water Project. Water is probably one of the most precious resources and vital for everyone’s everyday life. Despite this obvious fact, people use large amounts of water: drinking, cooking and washing, but even more for producing things such as food, paper, cotton clothes, and almost every other physical product.
Virtual water is the volume of water used to produce consumer products. The total volume of water refers to all of the water used in the production of a product. For example, the total volume of water used in a food product would include the water used in the agricultural process, but also the water ...
International Virtual Water Flows. The concept of virtual, or embedded, water was first developed as a way of understanding how water scarce countries could provide food, clothing and other water intensive goods to their inhabitants.
Trading in “virtual water” — rainfall and irrigation water used in the production of food commodities or other goods and services, but that isn’t part of the final product — between water-rich and water-poor regions has been suggested as a means to allay water scarcity. And recently, the virtual water concept has gained a foothold among a number of governments and multinational ...
Test your knowledge about virtual water, the water you didn't know you were using. Everyone knows we use water for drinking and washing. But did you know that all the food we eat and products we buy take water to grow and manufacture? The water it takes to grow an apple or make a t-shirt is called ...
34 Associates Honored at 16th Annual Trustmark Sales Leaders Conference. The top producing sales leaders, client managers and Making A Difference winners were recognized for their outstanding efforts at the 16th annual Trustmark Sales Leaders Conference held April 25-28 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
R. Lillywhite, in Environmental Assessment and Management in the Food Industry, 2010 14.4 Water footprinting. Water footprinting has its origins in virtual, or embedded, water and it was introduced by Allan (1993, 1994, 1998a,b).He proposed that virtual water is the water required to produce a product from start to finish, and introduced the concept as an attempt to understand how ...
To tackle this challenge, AFED report recommends policy options including improving crop and water productivity, recycling and use of treated wastewater, minimizing the high level of post-harvest losses, developing other high-quality sources of proteins such as fisheries, considering the concept of virtual water in national planning to foster cross-border cooperation, and regional cooperation ...