Articles | Volume 25, issue 4
Review article
06 Apr 2021
Review article |  | 06 Apr 2021

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

Fabian Stenzel, Dieter Gerten, and Naota Hanasaki


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (15 Nov 2020) by Nunzio Romano
AR by Fabian Stenzel on behalf of the Authors (17 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Nov 2020) by Nunzio Romano
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 Dec 2020)
RR by John King (31 Dec 2020)
RR by David Ellison (06 Jan 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (12 Jan 2021) by Nunzio Romano
AR by Fabian Stenzel on behalf of the Authors (18 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (31 Jan 2021) by Nunzio Romano
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.