Average AWARE Characterization factors for water footprinting of non-marginal water uses

Published: 3 April 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/f7796b2f8w.1
Stephan Pfister,


Non-marginal (average) AWARE CFs and WSI CFs: We provide a shapefile, CSV file and KML file of the average AWARE characterization factors (CFs) based on the marginal AWARE CFs from Boulay et al. (2018). We also provide it together with average WSI factors from Pfister and Bayer (2014), since based on the UNEP SETAC recommendation, AWARE should be used together with an alternative scarcity method to test sensitivities (Jolliet et al. 2018). The XLS version of the average AWARE CFs is available from the original publication: Pfister S, Scherer L, Buxmann K (2020) Water scarcity footprint of hydropower based on a seasonal approach - Global assessment with sensitivities of model assumptions tested on specific cases. Science of The Total Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138188 DATA structure: The CSV files lists CFs for each month (01 to 12) and each methods: AWARE_01 stands for original marginal AWARE CFs of January, AWARE_a_01 represents the newly calculated average AWARE CFs for January, WSI_01 are the marginal WSI CFs for January and WSI_AVG_01 the average WSI CFs for January. The CSV file can be linked to WaterGAP watersheds based on the "BAS34S_ID" . The WaterGAP shapefile is e.g. available at http://www.wulca-waterlca.org/aware.html. The Shapefile and KML file follows the same order but are already linked to the watershed shapefile.


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Life Cycle Assessment, Environment Footprint, Water Scarcity, Water Footprint