Sci Total Environ 2021 Jan 24;752:141963. Epub 2020 Aug 24.
Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Water Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Qingdao 266237, China; Shandong University Climate Change and Health Center, Public Health School, Shandong University, Jinan 250012, China. Electronic address:
Nowadays, agricultural production places an enormous burden on freshwater resources, and the environmental external cost caused by the restoration of water quality degradation has attracted great attention. Maize is regarded as one of the world's major food security crops, and China is the second-largest maize producer. Thus, this study conducts an impact-oriented water footprint coupled economic impact assessment to quantify the water-related environmental impacts and economic burden caused by China's maize production from 2008 to 2017. Read More