Articles | Volume 25, issue 4
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 1711–1726, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-1711-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 1711–1726, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-1711-2021

Review article 06 Apr 2021

Review article | 06 Apr 2021

Global scenarios of irrigation water abstractions for bioenergy production: a systematic review

Fabian Stenzel et al.

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Water demand of bioenergy F. Stenzel, N. Hanasaki, and D. Gerten https://doi.org/10.5880/PIK.2020.007

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Short summary
Ideas to mitigate climate change include the large-scale cultivation of fast-growing plants to capture atmospheric CO2 in biomass. To maximize the productivity of these plants, they will likely be irrigated. However, there is strong disagreement in the literature on how much irrigation water is needed globally, potentially inducing water stress. We provide a comprehensive overview of global irrigation demand studies for biomass production and discuss the diverse underlying study assumptions.