Water scarcity and climate change impact and vulnerability in irrigated agriculture in Mediterranean river basins
Water scarcity is becoming a major concern in many parts of the world. Population growth, increasing needs for food production, socio-economic development and climate change represent pressures on water resources that many countries around the world will have to deal in the coming years. The Mediterranean region is one of the most water scarce regions of the world and is considered a climate change hotspot. Most projections of climate change envisage an increase in temperatures and a decrease in precipitation and a resulting reduction in water resources availability as a consequence of both reduced water availability and increased irrigation demands.
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Doctora en Economía Agraria y de los Recursos Naturales, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid y ganadora del Premio Aquae a la Mejor Tesis Doctoral, titulada: “Water scarcity and climate change impact and vulnerability in irrigated agriculture in Mediterranean river basins”.