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Memorias de investigación
Research Project:
WATER CAP & TRADE EN EL CAMPO DE LA CONVOCATORIA ERA NET IWRM-NET 2RD CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2009
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Agriculture,
  • Agricultural economics
Information
Abstract
Climatologists and hydrologists have demonstrated that, in the coming decades, global warming will significantly impact on the hydrological cycle worldwide. In particular, research has stressed that the Mediterranean region will be particularly affected: during the summer season, rainfalls are expected to decrease and temperatures to increase; at the same time, the winter rainy season is expected to get shorter and temperatures to increase. The hydrological regime of rivers and recharge to aquifers will be affected, low flow periods becoming more common, more severe and longer. The impact will be further exacerbated in mountainous regions (in Italy, France and Spain, for example) as a result of reduction in snowfalls. In this context, structural water deficits and drought risk are expected to become more frequent, putting at stake the current mechanisms of water management and allocation. The establishment of water markets or systems of tradable abstraction quotas could represent a possible alternative. The use of a ?cap and trade? approach could simultaneously guarantee environmental protection as required by the Water Framework directive and enhance flexibility in allocation to maximize water use utility and possibly reducing conflicts. The present research proposal aims at investigating the potential for water market scenarios in Southern Europe, focusing in particular on their socio-economic implications by mobilizing complementary socio-economic methods and tools.
International
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Project type
Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Company
COMISIÓN EUROPEA Y FUNADACIÓN MADRID+D
Entity Nationality
BELGICA
Entity size
Gran Empresa (>250)
Granting date
11/01/2010
Participants
  • Director: Alberto Garrido Colmenero (UPM)
  • Participante: Dolores Rey Vicario (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Economía Agraria y Gestión de los Recursos Naturales
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM)
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