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Groundwater in Spain: increasing role, evolution, present and future

Author
Llamas, M.; Custodio, E.; de la Hera, Á.; Fornes, J.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Environmental earth sciences
Date of publication
2015-03
Volume
73
Number
6
First page
2567
Last page
2578
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-014-4004-0 Open in new window
URL
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12665-014-4004-0 Open in new window
Abstract
For many years there has been a general consensus on the need to consider surface and groundwater together to achieve the more general paradigm of integrated water resource management. Nevertheless, in many countries this goal is far from being achieved in practice as in Spain, presented here. Much of continental and insular Spain conditions are semi-arid, making it the most arid country in the European Union (EU). The use of groundwater for urban water supply and irrigation is therefore relevan...
Keywords
Groundwater, Integrated water resource management, Spain, Water law, Water management, Water planning, Water policy
Group of research
GHS - Hydrogeology Group

Participants

  • Llamas Madurga, M. Ramón  (author)
  • Custodio Gimena, Emilio  (author)
  • de la Hera, África  (author)
  • Fornés Azcoiti, Juan Maria  (author)