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Agricultural irrigation of vine crops from desalinated and brackish groundwater under an economic perspective: a case study in Siggiewi, Malta

Author
Aparicio, J.O; Tenza-Abril, A.; Borg, M.; Galea, J.; Candela, L.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Science of the total environment
Date of publication
2019-02
Volume
650
Number
Part 1
First page
734
Last page
740
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.059 Open in new window
Project funding
Fostering water agriculture reuse in Malta
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/123247 Open in new window
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969718334958 Open in new window
Abstract
Maltese agriculture faces great challenges due to the severe scarcity of water. Sufficient water resources, in quantity and quality, are necessary to cover the demand in the production of wine grape, one of the most important crops in Maltese agriculture. But also, economic efficiency is essential in the grape cultivation. A Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) is defined for Maltese vineyards in the Siggiewi region, considering two irrigation scenarios, irrigation with groundwater or “do-nothing”, c...
Citation
Aparicio, J.O, Tenza-Abril, A., Borg, M., Galea, J., Candela, L. Agricultural irrigation of vine crops from desalinated and brackish groundwater under an economic perspective: a case study in Siggiewi, Malta. "Science of the total environment", Febrer 2019, vol. 650, núm. Part 1, p. 734-740.
Keywords
Agricultural management, Cost Benefit Analysis, Desalinated water, Groundwater, Vine crops
Group of research
GHS - Hydrogeology Group

Participants

  • Aparicio del Moral, Jesus Omar  (author)
  • Tenza Abril, Antonio  (author)
  • Borg, Malcom  (author)
  • Galea, John  (author)
  • Candela, Lucila  (author)