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Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
Scope and objectives
Year:2009
Research Areas
  • Agricultural policy
Information
Abstract
While the modern Spanish State was formed in the 15th century, historical records of works, statutes, and water utilization date back to at least two centuries BC. Its ecological wealth and its mild climate, plus the relatively abundant watercourses flowing from inland Spain to the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts, favored long-term human settlements, which soon traded with other Mediterranean cultures. Roman engineers built outstanding hydraulic structures in Spain, many of which can be still admired today. The Muslim occupation of most of the Iberian Peninsula in the 8th century brought new methods of water supply and management. Until 1858, for example, the city of Madrid was supplied with water mainly through infiltration galleries (khanats), a technology imported by the Arabs from Iran. They also set up bottom-up institutions to manage the scarce irrigation water and avoid social conflicts. The well-known Tribunal de las Aguas de Valencia (Valencian Water court) conserves over nine centuries of records.
International
Si
Book Edition
1
Book Publishing
Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. London, UK
ISBN
978-0-415-55411-4
Series
Book title
Water Policy in Spain
From page
3
To page
10
Participants
  • Autor: M.R. Llamas
  • Autor: Alberto Garrido Colmenero (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)
  • Departamento: Economía y Ciencias Sociales Agrarias
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