Virtual Water Wheat Trade Matrix

by clemsos - uploaded on April 29, 2020, 7:49 pm

A representation of wheat trade as virtual water.

"Virtual water trade (also known as trade in embedded or embodied water) refers to the hidden flow of water if food or other commodities are traded from one place to another. (...) When a country imports one tonne of wheat instead of producing it domestically, it is saving about 1,300 cubic meters of real indigenous water." -- from Wikipedia.

The present diagram shows the global flows of "virtual" water observed in wheat trade.

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