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Escasez y sequía en acuífero del río Copiapó �

Shortage and drought in the Copiapó river aquifer

Gino Sturla and Catalina Meza

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: The northern part of our country has arid and semi-arid conditions in which fundamental economic activities take place, mainly mining and agriculture, the latter in the regions of Atacama and Coquimbo. Both require water as the main production factor. Water, as public property, has a social value for public consumption, environmental, for wetlands preservation, and cultural for the welfare of indigenous communities. In this context, groundwater takes a role of great importance, which is why this research pursues to characterize the legal status, considering current recorded physical data concerning conditions of scarcity and drought observed trough over 30 years in this basin, trying in this sense, to contribute in a sustainable management of such resource and a fair allocation, considering of its uses.

Keywords: Water governance; drougth; allocation of scarce resource (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: K0 K32 Q25 Q28 Q50 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015-01-01
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