Exploring the feasibility of integrating water issues into the CAPRI model

Blanco Fonseca, Maria and Van Doorslaer, Benjamin and Britz, Wolfgang and Witzke, Peter (2012). Exploring the feasibility of integrating water issues into the CAPRI model. Monografía (Technical Report). E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación], Luxembourg.

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Title: Exploring the feasibility of integrating water issues into the CAPRI model
Author/s:
  • Blanco Fonseca, Maria
  • Van Doorslaer, Benjamin
  • Britz, Wolfgang
  • Witzke, Peter
Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Date: 2012
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Economía y Ciencias Sociales Agrarias [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Although numerous modelling efforts have integrated food and water considerations at the farm or river basin level, very few agro-economic models are able to jointly assess water and food policies at the global level. The present report explores the feasibility of integrating water considerations into the CAPRI model. First, a literature review of modelling approaches integrating food and water issues has been conducted. Three agro-economic models, IMPACT, WATERSIM and GLOBIOM, have been analysed in detail. In addition, biophysical and hydrological models estimating agricultural water use have also been studied, in particular the global hydrological model WATERGAP and the LISFLOOD model. Thanks to the programming approach of its supply module, CAPRI shows a high potentiality to integrate environmental indicators as well as to enter new resource constraints (land potentially irrigated, irrigation water) and input-output relationships. At least in theory, the activity-based approach of the regional programming model in CAPRI allows differentiating between rainfed and irrigated activities. The suggested approach to include water into the CAPRI model involves creating an irrigation module and a water use module. The development of the CAPRI water module will enable to provide scientific assessment on agricultural water use within the EU and to analyze agricultural pressures on water resources. The feasibility of the approach has been tested in a pilot case study including two NUTS 2 regions (Andalucia in Spain and Midi-Pyrenees in France). Preliminary results are presented, highlighting the interrelations between water and agricultural developments in Europe. As a next step, it is foreseen to further develop the CAPRI water module to account for competition between agricultural and non-agricultural water use. This will imply building a water use sub-module to compute water use balances.

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Item ID: 21339
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/21339/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:21339
Official URL: http://ipts.jrc.ec.europa.eu/publications/pub.cfm?id=5839
Deposited by: Archivo Digital UPM
Deposited on: 14 Oct 2013 09:02
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 11:38
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