Federal Statistics Office of Germany: Water footprint of food products in Germany for the time period 2000-2010

Report of the Federal Statistics Office Germany Title of the report: Water footprint of food products in Germany for the time period 2000-2010 The report is available online (pdf): https://www.destatis.de/EN/Publications/Specialized/EnvironmentalEconomicAccounting/Waterfootprint5851302129004.pdf (main page in German: https://www.destatis.de/DE/Publikationen/Thematisch/UmweltoekonomischeGesamtrechnungen/PrivateHaushalte.html) From the introduction: "The project highlights, in particular, global water consumption associated with the domestic consumption of food products in Germany. It also examines water consumption for various food categories (crops and food of animal origin) and food products. ... When considering indirect water consumption for food products, this project builds especially on findings of the Water Footprint Network (www.waterfootprint.org), an association made up of a large number of scientists headed by Arjen Hoekstra (University of Twente). One aim of the network is that of developing general methods and concepts to calculate water footprints. These methods and concepts were used as a basis for calculating indirect water use in relation to German consumption of food products. Especially the "water coefficients" for vegetal and animal products from Mekonnen/Hoekstra were used in the calculations. A time series for the years 2000 to 2010 has been produced in order to highlight trends in total water use for food products." Reference: Hoekstra, A.Y., Chapagain, A.K., Aldaya, M.M. and Mekonnen, M.M. (2011) The water footprint assessment manual: Setting the global standard, Earthscan, London, UK.(http://www.waterfootprint.org/?page=files/WaterFootprintAssessmentManual) Mekonnen, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y.: The green, blue and grey water footprint of crops and derived crop products, Value of Water Research Report Series No. 47 (Crops) und 48 (Animal Products), UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands. Volume I and II, 2010 (www.waterfootprint.org/Reports/Report47-WaterFootprintCrops-Vol1.pdf and www.waterfootprint.org/Reports/Report47-WaterFootprintCrops-Vol2.pdf)