Memorias de investigación
Other publications:
THE WATER FOOTPRINTOF SPAIN
Year:2008

Research Areas
  • Agricultural policy

Information
Abstract
As the most arid country in the European Union, wa¬ter resource management in Spain is an issue as im-portant as controversial. Today most water re¬sources experts admit that water conflicts are not caused by the physical water scarcity but they are mainly due to poor water management. The virtual water concept, defined as the volume of water used in the production of a commodity, good or service, to-gether with the water footprint (water volume used to produce the goods and services consumed by a person or community), link a large range of sectors and issues, providing an appropriate framework to find potential solutions and contribute to a better management of water resources, particularly in arid or semi-arid countries such as Spain
International
No
Entity
MEDA Water Programme
Place
European Union
Pages
5
Reference/URL
Proyect funded by the European Union
Publication type
Article in Newsletter Sustainable Water Management
Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Economía Agraria y Gestión de los Recursos Naturales
  • Departamento: Economía y Ciencias Sociales Agrarias
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM)