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Reaching the Limits of Water Resources Mobilisation: Irrigation Development in the Segura River Basin, Spain

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Ibor, Carles Sanchis; Mollá, Marta Garcia; Rues, Llorenç Avellá; Genovés, José Carles
Journal: Water Alernatives
Volume: 4
Page(s): 256-278
Date: 2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/7723
Sector: Water Resource & Irrigation
Region: Europe
Subject(s): irrigation
river basins
water management
Abstract: "The aim of this paper is to analyse the policy of water resources development implemented in the semiarid watershed of the Segura river during the last century, consisting of irrigation development promotion by means of the provision of new resources. The way in which this policy was implemented generated important conflicts among users, severely damaged riverine ecosystems and, paradoxically, created new water demands, perpetuating an outdated model of management."

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