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Memorias de investigación
Conferences:
Assessing Water Policies and Farmers¿ Vulnerability in Groundwater Irrigation Systems
Year:2009
Research Areas
  • Agricultural policy
Information
Abstract
Rural livelihoods vs. wetland conservation in the Upper Guadiana: policy context Increasing competition for water resources is becoming a major social, economic and environmental problem in many arid and semiarid regions worldwide. Spain is the most arid country in Europe and water use as well as water depletion and environmental degradation have slowly become a matter of social concern. In the Upper Guadiana basin (UGB), situated in the southern central plateau of Spain, groundwater has been the major driver for developing irrigated agriculture and hence for sustaining thriving rural livelihoods. In the last decades, the ever-mounting expansion of groundwater irrigated agriculture has been fostered by yield-based Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) programs, the development of modern hydrology and irrigation technologies and private initiative (Varela-Ortega, 2007a, Llamas and Martinez-Santos, 2006). However, the great irrigation development in the area led to the overexploitation of the Western La Mancha aquifer and provoked the degradation of the highly valuable Ramsar-catalogued wetlands of the National Park of Las Tablas de Daimiel.
International
Si
http://www.iaae2009.org/
Entity
XXVII Conference of the International Association of Agricultural Economists
Entity Nationality
Sin nacionalidad
Place
Beijing, China
Participants
  • Participante: T.E. Downing
  • Autor: Consuelo Varela Ortega (UPM)
  • Participante: B. Bharwani
  • 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)
  • Departamento: Economía y Ciencias Sociales Agrarias
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