Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Agenda

Abebe Chukalla

Date: 12 October 2017
Time: 14:45 - 15:45
Location: UT Waaier 4, Enschede

Dissertation title: 

Green, blue, and grey water footprint reduction in irrigated agriculture

Group: University of Twente, Water Management Group
Promotor: Prof.dr.ir. A.Y. Hoekstra
Co-promotor: Dr. M.S. Krol

In the face of increasing water scarcity, reducing the consumptive and degradative water use associated with crop production, the world’s largest water user, is indispensable. The thesis explores the potential for reducing the green, blue and grey water footprint (WF) of irrigated crop production by a systematic model-based simulation (AquaCrop and APEX) for a large number of field management practices and different cases. The research has been set up in four subsequent studies, whereby the first two focus on green and blue WF reduction, the third on grey WF reduction and the fourth on the trade-off between blue and grey WF in crop production.