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Title: Water Availability Indices – A Literature Review

Abstract

Fresh water is a critical resource for humanity and the ecosystem. In general, water resources can be partitioned into two major categories: blue water and green water (Falkenmark and Rockström 2006). Precipitation that runs off or percolates into the deep aquifer is defined as blue water, and precipitation that filtrates into soil, which eventually returns to the atmosphere as evaporation, is called green water (Hoekstra et al. 2011). For human purposes, green water is almost exclusively used for agricultural production, but blue water can be used for multiple competing sectors, such as irrigation and municipal water.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) - Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)
OSTI Identifier:
1348938
Report Number(s):
ANL/ESD-17/5
134309
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; Water availability; green water; blue water; water stress; water scarcity

Citation Formats

Xu, Hui, and Wu, May M. Water Availability Indices – A Literature Review. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1348938.
Xu, Hui, & Wu, May M. Water Availability Indices – A Literature Review. United States. doi:10.2172/1348938.
Xu, Hui, and Wu, May M. Wed . "Water Availability Indices – A Literature Review". United States. doi:10.2172/1348938. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1348938.
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