Observatorio de I+D+i UPM

Memorias de investigación
Economic aspects of virtual water trade: lessons from the Spanish case
Áreas de investigación
  • Política agraria
The 4th FMB Water Workshop hosted 24 experts from eleven different countries (Canada, China, Sweden, Tunisia, Egypt, Nepal, UK, Spain, India and Holland), to debate key issues like the increased relevance of green water, the relationship between climate change and water resources, the nexus on water and energy, desalination, the water demand of ecosystems, groundwater intensive use and particularly, the water footprint and virtual water trade. It placed special emphasis on the ¿extended water footprint¿, where the FMB¿Water Observatory is leading the way in integrating economic and environmental aspects to the hydrological aspects of the water footprint analysis. The presentations will be edited into a book, which had amongst these, presentations by Margaret Catley¿Carlson, current Chair of the World Economic Forum, Global Agenda Council on Water), professor Tony Allan, Stockholm Water Prize winner 2008 y professor Malin Falkenmark, from SIWI. The meeting welcomed people from a range of perspectives, including business, policy circles, non¿governmental organizations and academia. The group discussed and debated the interaction between science and policy, presenting new data in relation to water and food security. The Seminar is clearly in line with the vision of the Water Observatory, which in the words of Federico Ysart, Director of the FMB Trends Observatory, (host of the Water Observatory), aims to create an arena for debate and discussion at high level.
Entidad relacionada
Fundación Marcelino Botín
Nacionalidad Entidad
Sin nacionalidad
Lugar del congreso
Esta actividad pertenece a memorias de investigación
  • Autor: Alberto Garrido Colmenero (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • 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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