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Carole Dalin, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Carole Dalin

Carole is interested in water, food security, and climate issues. Her work focuses on the use of water resources for food, by quantifying and analyzing the global virtual water trade network and its evolution. Taking into account the time and space variability of agricultural water use efficiency, she is able to identify key importers and exporters of water and to assess whether international food trade leads to an increasingly efficient use of global water resources.

Relevant Publications

Dalin, C., M. Konar, N. Hanasaki, A. Rinaldo and I. Rodriguez-Iturbe (2012) Evolution of the global virtual water trade network. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109, 5989–5994, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1203176109

Suweis, S., M. Konar, C. Dalin, N. Hanasaki, A. Rinaldo, and I. Rodriguez-Iturbe (2011) Structure and controls of the global virtual water trade network. Geophysical Research Letters 38, L10403, DOI: 10.1029/2011GL046837

Konar, M., C. Dalin, S. Suweis, N. Hanasaki, A. Rinaldo and I. Rodriguez-Iturbe (2011), Water for food: The global virtual water trade network. Water Resources Research 47, W05520, DOI: 10.1029/2010WR010307

Konar, M., C. Dalin, N. Hanasaki, A. Rinaldo and I. Rodriguez-Iturbe (In Review) Temporal dynamics of blue and green virtual water trade networks. Water Resources Research.