CWASI project tackles water globalization problems using quantitative methods to study the effects of water relocation and trade through consumption and food production on food security and water crises occurrence.
Food production is by far the biggest form (about 90%) of societal water consumption and entails the most critical impacts of human societies on the water cycle. The project intends to set up a new globalized perspective to tackle water and food security in the 21st century.
Virtual water is defined as the water needed to produce a given amount of a food commodity. The network of virtual water trade connects a large portion of the global population, with 2800 km3 of virtual water moved around the globe in a year (estimated in year 2008).
|ERC (European Research Council) Project
Politecnico di Torino
University of Virginia, IMT Lucca, Università di Firenze, Università di Trento
|CWASI (Progetto ERC)