Springer Water

The Water We Eat

Combining Virtual Water and Water Footprints

Editors: Antonelli, Marta, Greco, Francesca (Eds.)

  • Combines virtual water and water footprints in a multidisciplinary approach
  • Includes tips on how to make food production more sustainable in terms of water resources
  • Analyzes the new ISO for water footprints and its relevance in the context of policymaking
  • Presents case studies on specific food products, regions (the EU) and countries (Italy)
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About this book

This book pursues a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach in order to analyze the relationship between water and food security. It demonstrates that most of the world’s economies lack sufficient water resources to secure their populations’ food requirements and are thus virtual importers of water. One of the most inspiring cases, which this book is rooted in, is Italy: the third largest net virtual water importer on earth. The book also shows that the sustainability of water depends on the extent to which societies recognize and take into account its value and contribution to agricultural production. Due to the large volumes of water required for food production, water and food security are in fact inextricably linked. Contributions from leading international experts and scholars in the field use the concepts of virtual water and water footprints to explain this relationship, with an eye to the empirical examples of wine, tomato and pasta production in Italy. This book provides a valuable resource for all researchers, professionals, policymakers and everyone else interested in water and food security.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Not All Drops of Water Are the Same

    Greco, Francesca (et al.)

    Pages 3-15

  • Water and Food Security: Food-water and Food Supply Value Chains

    (Tony) Allan, J. A.

    Pages 17-34

  • The Water Footprint: The Relation Between Human Consumption and Water Use

    Hoekstra, Arjen Y.

    Pages 35-48

  • Water Resources in the Anthropocene Age: A Planetary Urgency

    Alessi, Eva (et al.)

    Pages 51-59

  • Water in Food

    Chatterton, Lynne

    Pages 61-68

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for Mexico (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-16393-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-16392-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
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  • Due: 18 de noviembre de 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38666-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Water We Eat
Book Subtitle
Combining Virtual Water and Water Footprints
Editors
  • Marta Antonelli
  • Francesca Greco
Series Title
Springer Water
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-16393-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-16393-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-16392-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38666-9
Series ISSN
2364-6934
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 256
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
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