Economic Research Report No. (ERR-288) 61 pp

July 2021

Tracking the U.S. Domestic Food Supply Chain’s Freshwater Use Over Time

Freshwater is a resource that plays a key role in food production. This study evaluates the use of freshwater, known as blue water, used in U.S. food and beverage production for domestic consumption.

Keywords: Freshwater, blue water, U.S. food system, environmental input-output model, sustainability, life-cycle assessment, food supply chain

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