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Communications at congresses:
AN ECONOMIC MODELLING APPROACH FOR VULNERABILITY ASSESMENT IN IRRIGATION
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Agriculture,
  • Agricultural economics
Information
Abstract
In the current context of changing climate, increasing water scarcity threatens economic activities in many arid regions of the World. In the Spanish Guadiana river basin, agriculture consumes around 90% of water resources, and adaptation to water scarcity seems crucial for this sector. The Water Framework Directive poses a difficult challenge on the water authority that must ensure the maintenance of environmental flows while protecting rural livelihoods. In this situation improved knowledge on impacts, vulnerability and adaptive capacity is required. The objective of the paper is to analyze the economic impact of water conservation policies, to assess the different vulnerability of farmers to water scarcity and to identify key variables contributing to vulnerability.
International
Si
Congress
VIII Congreso de Economía Agraria de España
960
Place
Madrid - UPM
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-84-694-7341-2
Start Date
14/09/2011
End Date
16/09/2011
From page
63
To page
63
Libro de resúmenes
Participants
  • Autor: Consuelo Varela Ortega (UPM)
  • Autor: Paloma Esteve Bengoechea (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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