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Virtual Crop Water Export Analysis: The Case of Greece at River Basin District Level

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Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly, 38334 Volos, Greece
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Wageningen Economic Research, 2502 LS The Hague, The Netherlands
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Geosciences 2018, 8(5), 161; https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences8050161
Received: 18 March 2018 / Revised: 16 April 2018 / Accepted: 27 April 2018 / Published: 3 May 2018
An analysis of virtual crop water export through international trade is conducted for Greece, downscaled to the River Basin District (RBD) level, in order to identify critical “hotspots” of localized water shortage in the country. A computable general equilibrium model (MAGNET) was used to obtain the export shares of crops and associated irrigation water was calculated for all major crops in Greece. A distinction between virtual crop water locally consumed and traded internationally was made for all Greek RBDs. Cotton was identified as a large water consumer and virtual water exporter, while GR08 and GR10 were identified as the RBDs mostly impacted. The value of virtual water exported was calculated for all crop types and fruits and vegetables were identified as the crop most beneficial, since they consume the least water for the obtained value. View Full-Text
Keywords: virtual water; MAGNET model; River Basin District analysis; crop trade virtual water; MAGNET model; River Basin District analysis; crop trade
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Mellios, N.; Koopman, J.F.L.; Laspidou, C. Virtual Crop Water Export Analysis: The Case of Greece at River Basin District Level. Geosciences 2018, 8, 161.

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