Effects of the Irrigation Modernization in Spain 2002–2015
Julio Berbel (),
Carlos Gutiérrez-Martín and
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Julio Berbel: Universidad de Córdoba
Alfonso Expósito: Universidad de Sevilla
Carlos Gutiérrez-Martín: Universidad de Córdoba
Luciano Mateos: Instituto de Agricultura Sostenible, CSIC
Water Resources Management: An International Journal, Published for the European Water Resources Association (EWRA), 2019, vol. 33, issue 5, No 13, 1835-1849
Abstract Regions and basins suffering from water scarcity have promoted the modernization of irrigation systems, defined as irrigation efficiency enhancement as a measure for the adaptation to a growing demand and a limited supply of water resources. In the period 2002–2015, Spain carried out an intense irrigation modernization process with the aim of achieving significant water savings and higher flexibility and to guarantee supply, among other favourable outcomes (e.g. environmental and socio-economic). Nevertheless, certain unfavourable effects of irrigation modernization also need to be discussed. This study analyses these effects in Spain based upon a DPSIR (Driving forces, Pressures, States, Impacts, and Responses) framework and a wide-ranging review of the existing empirical literature. Our findings are highly relevant to inform decision-makers in the planning of future irrigation modernization programmes worldwide.
Keywords: Irrigation modernization; Water conservation; Water use; Water consumption; Rebound effect; Water management (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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