Knowledge-Powered Recommendation for an Improved Diet Water Footprint


  • Saurav Joshi USC Information Sciences Institute
  • Filip Ilievski Vrije Universiteit USC Information Sciences Institute
  • Jay Pujara USC Information Sciences Institute



Artificial Intelligence, Systems that integrate different AI technologies, Decision making systems


According to WWF, 1.1 billion people lack access to water, and 2.7 billion experience water scarcity at least one month a year. By 2025, two-thirds of the world's population may be facing water shortages. This highlights the urgency of managing water usage efficiently, especially in water-intensive sectors like food. This paper proposes a recommendation engine, powered by knowledge graphs, aiming to facilitate sustainable and healthy food consumption. The engine recommends ingredient substitutes in user recipes that improve nutritional value and reduce environmental impact, particularly water footprint. The system architecture includes source identification, information extraction, schema alignment, knowledge graph construction, and user interface development. The research offers a promising tool for promoting healthier eating habits and contributing to water conservation efforts.




How to Cite

Joshi, S., Ilievski, F., & Pujara, J. (2024). Knowledge-Powered Recommendation for an Improved Diet Water Footprint. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 38(21), 23805-23807.