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Opportunity costs of virtual water: a justification for green-water based agricultural capacity growth for economic, social and environmental sustainability

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Traditional development of water and agriculture based on irrigation tends to lead to over-extraction of environmentally-derived water as water use rises to an unsustainable peak. This behaviour is traditionally remedied by maintaining agricultural production while re-investing in efficiency and alternative water resources. Such behaviours effectively pay twice for the same production capacity. An alternative approach would adopt a different development pathway; a conjunctive use of both irri...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, SOGE, Environmental Change Institute
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Publisher:
Italian Association of Agrometeorology Publisher's website
Journal:
Italian Journal of Agrometeorology Journal website
Issue:
Supplement to 3/2015
Pages:
49-57
Publication date:
2015
ISSN:
2038-5625
URN:
uuid:c69bfcd8-eae9-47ba-98d8-0400293ad065
Source identifiers:
612447
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pubs:612447

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