The ins and outs of water use - a review of multi-region input-output analysis and water footprints for regional sustainability analysis and policy

Daniels, Peter L., Lenzen, Manfred and Kenway, Steven J. (2011) The ins and outs of water use - a review of multi-region input-output analysis and water footprints for regional sustainability analysis and policy. Economic Systems Research, 23 4: 353-370. doi:10.1080/09535314.2011.633500


Author Daniels, Peter L.
Lenzen, Manfred
Kenway, Steven J.
Title The ins and outs of water use - a review of multi-region input-output analysis and water footprints for regional sustainability analysis and policy
Journal name Economic Systems Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0953-5314
1469-5758
Publication date 2011
Year available 2011
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1080/09535314.2011.633500
Volume 23
Issue 4
Start page 353
End page 370
Total pages 18
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Subject 2002 Cultural Studies
Abstract This paper reviews current knowledge about water footprints (WFs) and the role of input-output techniques. We first provide an overview of the prevailing 'bottom-up', process-based methods and their strengths and limitations. This overview leads to discussion of the benefits of combining process-based water footprints with information from input-output techniques. The central theme and proposition is that environmental multi-region input-output analysis (E-MRIO) has a powerful capacity to establish the geography of embodied water, and to complement process-based approaches to WF by expanding their supply-chain coverage. Combining process and input-output information provides valuable information for a diverse set of water planning and water policy objectives. A comprehensive and systematic outline of potential policy applications of E-MRIO (and process analysis methods) is presented.
Keyword Environmental multi-region input-output analysis
Policy
Sustainability
Water
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: Advanced Water Management Centre Publications
 
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