Bio: Markus Pahlow holds a MSE degree in Civil Engineering from Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany, a MSE and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. Upon completion of his PhD in 2003 he joined the Environmental Technology Laboratory at NOAA in Boulder, USA. From 2004 to 2011 he was on the faculty of the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, in the department of Hydrology and Water Resources Management. He has carried out and coordinated a number of research projects in the areas of remote sensing, integrated water resources management, flood risk management, the development of decision support tools and renewable energy. Pahlow has taught a variety of subjects, including statistics, fluid mechanics, hydrology, water resources management, open channel hydraulics and geographic information systems. He also worked as consultant in water and wind energy related projects. At present Pahlow works at University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands, as postdoctoral researcher. His research focus lies on water footprint sustainability assessment and response formulation. In addition he is facilitating water footprint training courses.
Todayʼs virtual water consumption and trade under future water scarcity
by Orlowsky et al. (2014)
The populations of most nations consume products of both domestic and foreign origin, importing together with the products the water which is expended abroad for their production (termed...
Water footprint benchmarks for crop production: A first global assessment
by Mekonnen and Hoekstra (2014)
In the coming few decades, global freshwater demand will increase to meet the growing demand for food, fibre and biofuel crops. Raising water productivity in agriculture, that is...
"The amount of rainfall used each year to produce soybean for export from the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso is equivalent to the water in the Itaipu reservoir – one of Brazil’s largest reservoirs. That's according to researchers from Canada, the US and Brazil who looked at the...