water footprint assessment for latin america and the caribbean

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Table of Contents

Summary

1. Introduction

2. Method and data

3. The green, blue and grey water footprint of production

4. Virtual water flows

5. Environmental sustainability of the WF in the region

5.1. Blue water footprint versus blue water availability

5.2. Limitations to land and green water resources availability

5.3. Grey water footprint versus assimilation capacity

6. Water use efficiency in the region

7. Equity of water allocation in the region

8. Discussion and conclusion

References

Appendix I. The water footprint of national production (million m3/y)

Appendix II. Top-10 gross virtual water exporters to and importers from LAC (billion m3/y) (1996-2005)

UNESCO-IHE

Institute for Water Educatior

M.M. MEKONNEN WATER FOOTPRINT

M. PAHLOW

M.M. ALDAYA

E. ZARATE AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
A.Y. HOEKSTRA

ASSESSMENT FOR LATIN

AUGUST 2014

AN ANALYSIS OF THE
SUSTAINABILITY, EFFICIENCY AND
EQUITABILITY OF WATER

CONSUMPTION AND POLLUTION

NEU) =e) a'r -3 RESEARCH REPORT SERIES NO. 66

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