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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Building resilience to water scarcity in Southern Spain: A case study of rice farming in Doñana protected wetlands
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Agriculture,
  • Agrarian economy,
  • Natural economic resources
Information
Abstract
Agricultural water management needs to evolve in view of increased water scarcity, especially when farming and natural protected areas are closely linked. In the study site of Don?ana (southern Spain), water is shared by rice producers and a world heritage biodiversity ecosystem. Our aim is to contribute to defining adaptation strategies that may build resilience to increasing water scarcity and minimize water conflicts among agricultural and natural systems. The analytical framework links a participatory process with quantitative methods to prioritize the adaptation options. Bottom-up proposed adaptation measures are evaluated by a multi-criteria analysis (MCA) that includes both socioeconomic criteria and criteria of the ecosystem services affected by the adaptation options. Criteria weights are estimated by three different methods?analytic hierarchy process, Likert scale and equal weights?that are then compared. Finally, scores from an MCA are input into an optimization model used to determine the optimal land-use distribution in order to maximize utility and land-use diversification according to different scenarios of funds and water availability. While our results show a spectrum of perceptions of priorities among stakeholders, there is one overriding theme that is to define a way to restore part of the rice fields to natural wetlands. These results hold true under the current climate scenario and evenmore so under an increased water scarcity scenario.
International
Si
JCR
Title
Regional Environmental Change
ISBN
1436-3798
Impact factor JCR
1,945
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2012
Volume
3
doi.10.1007/s10113?013?0569?5
Journal number
14
From page
1229
To page
1242
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Silvestre García de Jalón González del Tánago (UPM)
  • Autor: Ana Luisa Iglesias Picazo (UPM)
  • Autor: Ruth Ann Cunningham (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Ignacio Perez Diaz (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Hidroinformática y Gestión del Agua
  • Departamento: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM). Centro Mixto UPM-AGROMUTUA-ENESA
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