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GFSAD30 Figure 2

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Global cropland water use. Country-wise agricultural crop water use in km3/yr. In India, China, and Pakistan as a result of double and triple cropping that are irrigated, the water use is dominated by irrigated croplands (blue water use). In USA, the water use is dominated by rainfed croplands (green water use). Data source: Gleick (2011).


Courtesy: Dr. Prasad Thenkabail