عنوان مقاله [English]
In this research, we evaluated the virtual water and water footprint in the agricultural industral sectors of Neyshabour plain. By calculating the amount of virtual water in the major groups of agricultural products, the average annual water footprint of agricultural and horticultural products is estimated to be 534.5 million cubic meters during the years 1313-1383, which consumed blue and green water footprint of this water resource are 91% and 9%, respectively. According to the population of 433,105 persons, the total food and drinking water for the population living in Neyshabour region is 1203.17 million cubic meters of green and blue water for optimal food supply and 35.28 million cubic meters for estimated drinking water. The average index of water footprint in the Neyshabur region is estimated to be 2633.5 million cubic meters per year, which 1079.3 and 1554.2 million cubic meters of water are supplied from blue and green water resources. Blue and green water footpint of each person are 2492 and 3589 cubic meters per year. The water footprint of livestock products, agricultural products, drinking and industry expenditures are about 50%,46%,3%,1%, respectively. Scarcity of blue water is moderate and about 140%.