Articles | Volume 22, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3007–3032, 2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3007–3032, 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


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (17 Mar 2018) by Uwe Ehret
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (03 Apr 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 Apr 2018) by Uwe Ehret
Short summary
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.