About the Authors

Arjen Y. Hoekstra, Mesfin M. Mekonnen
Department of Water Engineering and Management, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Arjen Y. Hoekstra, Ruth E. Mathews
Water Footprint Network, Enschede, The Netherlands

Ashok K. Chapagain
World Wide Fund-United Kingdom, Godalming, Surrey, United Kingdom

Brian D. Richter
The Nature Conservancy, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

a.y.hoekstra@utwente.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AYH MMM. Performed the experiments: AYH MMM. Analyzed the data: AYH MMM. Wrote the paper: AYH MMM AKC REM BDR.