Assessment of Blue and Green Virtual Water Trade: A Case Study of India

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  •   Shiv Narayan Nishad

  •   Naresh Kumar

Abstract

Declining water resources and increasing demand of water for agricultural, industrial, and domestic sector and potential climate change has posed a major challenge to maintain water sustainability of a nation. There is a need to adopt long-term perspective for assessment and policy design for sustainability of primary resources like water. It is also argued that virtual water trade has raised issues of water sustainability as even small but continuous net virtual water trade may influence the water sustainability through irreversible losses. With the constraints for water sustainability, virtual water trade has received much attention in the recent years. While the impact of virtual water trade on water sustainability of virtual water exporter country is less explored and assessed. India is a major water exporting country resulted tremendous pressure on water resources that has serious threat to food security and the negative impact on development of economy and other sectors.


Keywords: food sustainability, Net Virtual water export, Virtual water export/import, Virtual water trade, Water footprint, Water sustainability

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Nishad, S. N., & Kumar, N. (2021). Assessment of Blue and Green Virtual Water Trade: A Case Study of India. European Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences, 3(6), 15–22. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejfood.2021.3.6.336