Articles | Volume 22, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3007–3032, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-3007-2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3007–3032, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-3007-2018

Research article 22 May 2018

Research article | 22 May 2018

A spatially detailed blue water footprint of the United States economy

Richard R. Rushforth and Benjamin L. Ruddell

Data sets

National Water Economy Database, version 1.1 R. Rushforth and B. Ruddell https://doi.org/10.4211/hs.84d1b8b60f274ba4be155881129561a9

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The National Water Economy Database is a new data resource to better understand the human economy's water use impact on the hydrosphere. NWED quantifies and maps a spatially detailed and economically complete blue water footprint for the United States, utilizing several datasets: US Geological Survey, the US Department of Agriculture, the US Energy Information Administration, the US Department of Transportation, the US Department of Energy, and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.