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Groundwater intensive exploitation and mining in Gran Canaria and Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain: Hydrogeological, environmental, economic and social aspects

Author
Custodio, E.; Cabrera, M.C.; Poncela, R.; Puga, L.; Skupien, E.; del Villar, A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Science of the total environment
Date of publication
2016-07-01
Volume
557
First page
425
Last page
437
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.03.038 Open in new window
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969716304648 Open in new window
Abstract
Intensive exploitation and continuous consumption of groundwater reserves (groundwater mining) have been real facts for decades in arid and semiarid areas. A summary of experience in the hydrogeological, economic, social and ethical consequences of groundwater intensive and mining exploitation in Gran Canaria and Tenerife Islands, in the Canarian Archipelago, is presented. Groundwater abstraction is less than recharge, but a significant outflow of groundwater to the sea cannot be avoided, especi...
Keywords
AQUIFER, Gran Canaria, Groundwater mining, Intensive aquifer exploitation, LA ALDEA, Reserve depletion, Tenerife, Water governance, Water socio-economics
Group of research
GHS - Hydrogeology Group

Participants

  • Custodio Gimena, Emilio  (author)
  • Cabrera Santana, Maria del Carmen  (author)
  • Poncela, Roberto  (author)
  • Puga de Miguel, Luis Olavo  (author)
  • Skupien, Elzbieta  (author)
  • del Villar, Alberto  (author)