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This book pursues a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach in order to analyze the relationship between water and food security. It demonstrates that most of the world’s economies lack sufficient water resources to secure their populations’ food requirements and are thus virtual importers of water. One of the most inspiring cases, which this book is rooted in, is Italy: the third largest net virtual water importer on earth. The book also shows that the sustainability of water depends on the extent to which societies recognize and take into account its value and contribution to agricultural production. Due to the large volumes of water required for food production, water and food security are in fact inextricably linked. Contributions from leading international experts and scholars in the field use the concepts of virtual water and water footprints to explain this relationship, with an eye to the empirical examples of wine, tomato and pasta production in Italy. This book provides a valuable resource for all researchers, professionals, policymakers and everyone else interested in water and food security.

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Frontmatter

To Begin: Virtual Water and the Water Footprint

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Not All Drops of Water Are the Same

Francesca Greco, Marta Antonelli

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Water and Food Security: Food-water and Food Supply Value Chains

J. A. (Tony) Allan

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

The Water Footprint: The Relation Between Human Consumption and Water Use

Arjen Y. Hoekstra

Virtual Water, Humans and the Environment

Frontmatter

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Water Resources in the Anthropocene Age: A Planetary Urgency

Eva Alessi, Gianfranco Bologna

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Water in Food

Lynne Chatterton

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Water Sustainability and 0 km: Slow Food

Carlo Petrini

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Virtual Water in Diet, Shopping and Food Waste

Andrea Segrè, Luca Falasconi, Cecilia Bellettato

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Aware Eaters of Water: An Idea for Water Labelling

Francesca Greco, Marta Antonelli

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Virtual Water, H2O and the De-socialisation of Water—A Brief Anthropological Journey

Mauro Van Aken

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

The Italian Mobilisation for Water as a Commons: Moral Economy and Virtual Water

Emanuele Fantini

The Italian Case

Frontmatter

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Water Resources in Italy: The Present Situation and Future Trends

Monia Santini, Maria Cristina Rulli

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

The Globalisation of Food and Water: The Italian Case

“Water in Food” Group, Politecnico di Torino
Paola Allamano, Pierluigi Claps, Paolo D’Odorico, Francesco Laio, Luca Ridolfi, Stefania Tamea

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Virtual Water Trade in the Mediterranean: Today and Tomorrow

Roberto Roson, Martina Sartori

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

An Economic Approach to Water Scarcity

Antonio Massarutto

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

From the BCFN’s Double Pyramid to Virtual Water in the Production of Pasta Barilla

Luca Ruini, Laura Campra, Carlo Alberto Pratesi, Ludovica Principato, Massimo Marino, Sonia Pignatelli

Water in Food

Frontmatter

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

The Virtual Water in a Bottle of Wine

Lucrezia Lamastra

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

The Water Footprint and Environmental Sustainability of Italian DOP, DOC and DOCG Food Products

Maria Cristina Rulli, Arianna Veroni, Renzo Rosso

2015 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Calculating the Water Footprint of an Agri-Food Company’s Supply Chain: The Mutti Case

Monia Santini, Riccardo Valentini
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