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AE484: What is a Water Footprint?: An Overview and Applications in Agriculture

Figure 3. Example of product water footprints, with relative green, blue, and grey proportions, including crop growth, processing, and packaging for milk, orange juice, and soft drinks. The value for milk production is a weighted U.S. average of grazed, industrial, and mixed dairies; the value for orange juice is a U.S. average; and the value for soft drinks includes the average water use of sugarcane grown in the U.S. (Mekonnen and Hoekstra 2010b).

Credit: Daniel Dourte