Natural Resource Management and Policy

Water Footprint and Virtual Water Trade in Spain

Policy Implications

Authors: Garrido, A., Llamas, M.R., Varela-Ortega, C., Novo, P., Rodríguez-Casado, R., Aldaya, M.M.

  • Provides geographical analysis (provincial and basin levels) over a ten-year period 1996-2006
  • Evaluates the water footprint not only in terms of quantity and quality, but also in Euro terms, allowing for an analysis of the value of water use in the regions, in time and in virtual water exports
  • Explores the linkages between agricultural and water policies
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About this book

The evaluation of the water footprint and virtual water trade has become a promising means to evaluate the sustainability of a country’s water resources. This book is based on the research and results of a thorough study carried out for Spain, which serves as a leading case for a semi-arid country. The objective of this study was to assess and analyze Spain’s virtual water use and water footprint, differentiating the green and blue (surface and groundwater) components, both from a hydrological and economic perspective. This contributes to the water footprint and virtual water literature in several ways. By evaluating both water footprint and virtual water over time and at the provincial scale, the analysis allows for policy-relevant conclusions at the river basin level. By separating green and blue water components, and evaluating all crops at the provincial level, the study enables a finer analysis of how water footprint and virtual water vary during droughts and water shortages. The linkage between commodities trade and water scarcity was explored to determine the extent to which virtual water trade has the potential to deal with water-stressed periods. The analysis contained in this study includes both market and non-market dimensions and will appeal to researchers in both resource economics and hydrology as well as policy-makers concerned with water-related issues.

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eBook $149.00
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2578-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water Footprint and Virtual Water Trade in Spain
Book Subtitle
Policy Implications
Authors
Series Title
Natural Resource Management and Policy
Series Volume
35
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
La Fundación Marcelino Botín-Sanz de Sautuola y López
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-5741-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-5741-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5740-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2578-6
Series ISSN
0929-127X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 153
Number of Illustrations and Tables
62 b/w illustrations
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