Water consumption of crop on watershed level (blue and green water, uncertainty, incl. shapefile) and monthly irrigation water consumption

Published: 20 February 2019| Version 3 | DOI: 10.17632/brn4xm47jk.3
Stephan Pfister, Peter Bayer


The data contains production and water consumption data fro 160 crops in >12'000 watershed units and global coverage. Unique features: - uncertainty of irrigation water consumption in estimates - watershed level (allows quantification of water scarcity footprint) - watershed split by country to allow country footprint assessment The data contains: - a shape file "WS_ctry.zip" - a XLS file (can be joined to shapefile by field "FID"): "watershed_WF_crops.xlsx" - a XLS file (can be joined to shapefile by field "FID"): "BlueWGeoMean_Watershed_monthlys.xlsx" The Excel file "watershed_WF_crops.xlsx" contains different tabs, which can be linked to the shapefile: - total BlueWater (total m3 irrigation water consumption in watershed) - total green water (total m3 green water consumption in watershed) - Production_ton (total production of crop in watershed in metric tons) - BW_per ton (m3/ton irrigation water consumption: expected result) - BW_min_per ton (m3/ton irrigation water consumption: minimum estimate) - BW_max_per ton (m3/ton irrigation water consumption: upper estimate) - Green water per ton (m3/ton green water; natural water supply) ------ The FID can be linked to BAS34S_ID based on the "BlueWGeoMean_Watershed_monthly.xlsx" The Excel file "BlueWGeoMean_Watershed_monthly.xlsx" contains tabs of monthly BW consumption for applying temporally and spatially explicit water scarcity assessments of cropproduction. This data is also on watershed level and can be linked to the shapefile. the data is described in the "readme" tab. Details are described in Pfister and Bayer 2014 (doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.11.031)



Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich


Agricultural Science, Environment Footprint, Water in Food, Field Crops, Irrigation, Water Footprint