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National Water Economy Database, version 1.1

Authors: Richard Rushforth · Benjamin Ruddell
Owners: Richard Rushforth
DOI:10.4211/hs.84d1b8b60f274ba4be155881129561a9 How to Cite
Resource type:Composite Resource
Created:Oct 23, 2017 at 5:46 p.m.
Last updated: Apr 04, 2018 at midnight by Richard Rushforth


The National Water Economy Database (NWED) quantifies and maps a spatially detailed and economically complete blue water footprint for the United States. NWED utilizes multiple mesoscale federal data resources from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE), and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to quantify water use, economic trade, and commodity flows to construct this water footprint. Results corroborate previous studies in both the magnitude of the U.S. water footprint (F) and in the observed pattern of virtual water flows.

Subject Keywords

food,energy,commodity flows,water,FEW,FEW Systems,NWED,virtual water

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Rushforth, R., B. Ruddell (2018). National Water Economy Database, version 1.1, HydroShare, https://doi.org/10.4211/hs.84d1b8b60f274ba4be155881129561a9

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    The people or organizations that created the intellectual content of the resource.

    Name Organization Address Phone Author Identifiers
    Richard Rushforth Northern Arizona University
    Benjamin Ruddell Northern Arizona University


    This resource was created using funding from the following sources:
    Agency Name Award Title Award Number
    National Science Foundation ACI-1639529


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