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Modell basierte Analyse von Wasserströmen im internationalen Handel von Agrarprodukten

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  • Roland Treitler
  • Helmut Berrer
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    The amount of water embodied in Austrian imports of selected agricultural products is quantified. These imports are analysed by a dynamic model that is based on the water footprint concept. The model quantifies the water savings potential using a database including more than 200 countries and regions. Austria could save up to 28% of the water embodied in coffee by substituting the current coffee imports from water inefficient countries by efficiently produced coffee. The water savings potential from wheat imports amounts to 22% that from orange imports equals almost 20% of the current amount of embodied water. We calculate a global water value equal to € 0.013 per cubic meter of water. The international trade of coffee, wheat and oranges trades embodied water equal to € 51.6 billions per year with a share of 92.6% (€ 47.8 billions) traded at commodity exchanges.

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    Paper provided by FIW in its series FIW Research Reports series with number III-001.

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    Length: 64
    Date of creation: Oct 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:wsr:ecbook:2010:i:iii-001

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    Keywords: Water; Water Footprint; Water Value; International Trade;

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