Water policy in Spain: seeking a balance between transfers, desalination and wastewater reuse

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Title: Water policy in Spain: seeking a balance between transfers, desalination and wastewater reuse
Authors: Molina, Andrés | Melgarejo, Joaquín
Research Group/s: Derecho Ambiental | Recursos Hídricos y Desarrollo Sostenible
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Estudios Jurídicos del Estado | Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Análisis Económico Aplicado | Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Universitario del Agua y las Ciencias Ambientales
Keywords: Water transfers | Water governance | Desalination | Wastewater reuse | Inter-regional basins
Knowledge Area: Derecho Administrativo | Historia e Instituciones Económicas
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: International Journal of Water Resources Development. 2016, 32(5): 781-798. doi:10.1080/07900627.2015.1077103
Abstract: Decision-making in water resources management is a perennial source of political debate. When a basin suffers from a structural water shortage the possible solutions are either a transfer from another basin or the use of other unconventional resources such as those obtained through desalination or water reuse. Politics and territorial interests have given rise to undesired fluctuations in Spain’s water policy, in particular with regard to transferring water from one basin to another. However, conflicts have not prevented water management in Spain from being one of the most advanced in the world, even with its unfavourable geographical context.
Sponsor: This work was supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness through the project ‘Quality of Aquifers and Agricultural Impacts’ [grant number DER2011-27765].
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/64630
ISSN: 0790-0627 (Print) | 1360-0648 (Online)
DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2015.1077103
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2015 Taylor & Francis
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07900627.2015.1077103
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