Water footprint implication of proposed future production scenarios - development of water availability indexes and issues in green water estimate

Hui Xu

Argonne National Laboratory

Dr. Hui Xu is an assistant environmental scientist (postdoctoral) in the Energy System Division at Argonne National Laboratory. As an interdisciplinary scientist, his main research focus is to understand the interaction of human and natural systems using integrated modeling approach that links spatial analysis, environmental modeling and economic analysis. He has been involved in research related to spatial optimization, land use/cover change, land-water system dynamics, water footprint and water-energy nexus. He has participated or led studies aiming to evaluate impacts of land use/management scenarios on water resources and water quality, and identify effective and efficient sustainable land management strategies. He holds a Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environment from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


While water footprint of biofuel feedstocks has been quantified in a large body of studies, few have assessed its impact on water availabilities, especially green water (rainfall) availability, for potential large-scale... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Hui Xu (Argonne National Laboratory)
  2. May Wu (Argonne National Laboratory)

Topic Areas

• Sustainability and resilience metrics , • Advances in methods (e.g., life cycle assessment, social impact assessment, resilience a , • Decision support methods and tools


TS-6 » Footprint studies (09:45 - Tuesday, 27th June, Room I)

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