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dc.contributorRyu, Dongryeolen_US
dc.contributorMalano, Hectoren_US
dc.contributorGeorge, Biju Alummoottilen_US
dc.contributorKumar, Sudheeren_US
dc.creatorJoseph, Naveenen_US
dc.identifier.citationNaveen Joseph, Dongryeol Ryu, Hector Malano, Biju Alummoottil George, Sudheer Kumar. (11/2/2020). A review of the assessment of sustainable water use at continental-to-global scale. Sustainable Water Resources Management, 6.en_US
dc.description.abstractFreshwater scarcity and unsustainable water use are just some of the growing concerns in many parts of the world. Increasing water demand accompanied by a changing climate can lead to unsustainable use of freshwater resulting in water scarcity. Several studies have quantified sustainable water use and water scarcity at a continental-to-global scale in the past. This review focuses on the large-scale water resources assessments and the methods by which sustainable water use and water scarcity are quantified. The review is structured based on a framework that comprises the main components of water demand and supply and other aspects of sustainable water use including virtual water trade and future projections of sustainable water use. The major components of water demand and supply in such assessments are increasingly derived from global earth system models and national-level census datasets. These assessments conclude that the selection of appropriate spatial and temporal scales is critical. The grid-based global earth system models enable better spatial resampling of water information across country/political boundaries. Similarly, by refining the temporal scale from annual (the most commonly used temporal scale of assessment) to monthly time steps, water scarcity is better captured due to the distinctive seasonality of water availability and demand. This paper also discusses the role of major drivers of water scarcity. Although both changing climate and increasing water demand contribute to water scarcity, the majority of the literature concludes that the demand-driven freshwater scarcity has a much greater impact than that induced by climate change.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen_US
dc.rightsCopyrighted; all rights reserveden_US
dc.sourceSustainable Water Resources Management;6,(2020)en_US
dc.subjectwater demanden_US
dc.subjectwater withdrawalen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental flowen_US
dc.subjectwater consumptionen_US
dc.subjectsustainable water useen_US
dc.titleA review of the assessment of sustainable water use at continental-to-global scaleen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idGeorge, Biju Alummoottil: 0000-0002-8427-3350en_US
cg.subject.agrovocwater scarcityen_US
cg.subject.agrovocwater footprinten_US
cg.contributor.centerThe University of Melbourne - UNIMELBen_US
cg.contributor.centerThe University of Melbourne, Department of Infrastructure Engineeringen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerIndian Institute of Technology Madras, Department of Civil Engineeringen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Water, Land and Ecosystems - WLEen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Water Management Institute - IWMIen_US
cg.contributor.projectCGIAR Research Program on WLE (CRP 5) - WI/W2 Fundingen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
dc.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US

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