Green Water: Definitions and data for assessment

J. Ringersma, N.H. Batjes, D. Dent

Research output: Book/ReportReportAcademic


Green water is that fraction of rainfall that infiltrates into the soil and is available to plants. It includes soil water holding capacity and the continual replenishment of reserves by rainfall. This report was commissioned in September 2002 by FAO Land and Water Division as a foundation for a Green Water Initiative to make better use of green water resources.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen, Netherlands
Number of pages77
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Publication series

NameReport / ISRIC World Soil Information
PublisherISRIC - world Soil Information


  • soil water
  • plant water relations
  • water resources


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