The water footprint of a river basin with a special focus on groundwater: The case of Guadalquivir basin (Spain).

Dumont, A. and Salmoral Portillo, Gloria and Llamas Madurga, Manuel Ramón (2013). The water footprint of a river basin with a special focus on groundwater: The case of Guadalquivir basin (Spain).. "Water Resources and Industry", v. 1-2 ; pp. 60-76. ISSN 2212-3717. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wri.2013.04.00.

Description

Title: The water footprint of a river basin with a special focus on groundwater: The case of Guadalquivir basin (Spain).
Author/s:
  • Dumont, A.
  • Salmoral Portillo, Gloria
  • Llamas Madurga, Manuel Ramón
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Water Resources and Industry
Date: 2013
ISSN: 2212-3717
Volume: 1-2
Subjects:
Faculty: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios y Medioambientales (CEIGRAM) (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

Full text

[img]
Preview
PDF - Requires a PDF viewer, such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (2MB)

Abstract

In addition to revealing the hidden link between products or consumption patterns of populations and their needs in terms of water resources, the water footprint (WF) indicator generates new debates and solutions on water management at basin scale. This paper analyses the green and blue WF of the Guadalquivir basin and its integration with environmental water consumption, with a special emphasis on the WF from groundwater and its consequences on current and future depletion of surface water. In a normal year, green WF (agriculture and pastures) amounts to 190 mm on a total green water consumption of 410 mm, while the blue WF (50 mm) represents half of the total blue water flows. This constitutes a first overview and alternative interpretations of the WF as human water appropriation are introduced. The blue WF is almost entirely associated to agriculture (40 mm). The presentation of its evolution over the period 1997?2008 reveals the rising WF from groundwater (13 mm in 2008), 86% being current consumption of surface flows. This evolution is particularly ascribed to the recent development of irrigated olive groves from groundwater. To prevent a higher pressure on the environment, this new use, like all others (thermo-solar plants, tourism, etc.), could have been obtained from the reallocation of water from crops with low water productivity. It means that water is not lacking in the Guadalquivir basin if the governance setting integrates more flexibility and equity in the allocation of water to address climatic variability and the emergence of new demands.

More information

Item ID: 26385
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/26385/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:26385
DOI: 10.1016/j.wri.2013.04.00
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/22123717/1
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 23 Jul 2014 17:12
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 11:41
  • Logo InvestigaM (UPM)
  • Logo GEOUP4
  • Logo Open Access
  • Open Access
  • Logo Sherpa/Romeo
    Check whether the anglo-saxon journal in which you have published an article allows you to also publish it under open access.
  • Logo Dulcinea
    Check whether the spanish journal in which you have published an article allows you to also publish it under open access.
  • Logo de Recolecta
  • Logo del Observatorio I+D+i UPM
  • Logo de OpenCourseWare UPM