Green Water Use in an Era of Growing Scarcity

Agricultural water use, the primary consumer of freshwater around the globe, is increasingly threatened by climatic stresses and demands from other sectors of society – including for domestic, industrial and livestock production, and environmental flows. As a result, developing strategies for the sustainable use of water in agriculture is paramount. Dr. Claudia Ringler and Dr. Timothy Sulser of the International Food Policy Research Institute say we should be thinking green.

Published in Water Front Magazine No. 1 2010.