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Capítulo de libro:
Linking land management to water planning: Estimating the water consumption of Spanish forests
Áreas de investigación
  • Agricultura,
  • Economía agraria
The role of vegetation in the partition of rainfall and the provision of water supply downstream have seldom been addressed in Spain?s water planning, despite the fact that changes in the vegetation cover and land management have large hydrological implications. This chapter gives a first overview on what are the water requirements of major forest types across Spain, including woods, shrubs, agroecosystems and pastures. Likewise, it provides a preliminary accounting on how droughts and changes in the forest cover modify the evapotranspiration rates, and the likely impacts on streamflow availability. Our results suggest that forests consume the largest fraction of annual rainfall in Spain, above agriculture, and that changes in land use have a greater impact compared to droughts on runoff reduction downstream.
Edición del Libro
Editorial del Libro
Taylor & Francis Group London UK
Título del Libro
Water, Agriculture and the Environment in Spain: can we square the circle?
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  • Autor: Barbara Willaarts . (UPM)
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  • 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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