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La gestión del agua en España. La unidad de Cuenca

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  • Mª Teresa Sánchez Martínez
  • Noelina Rodríguez Ferrero
  • Manuel Salas Velasco
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    RESUMEN: España instauró un modelo de gestión de agua por cuencas hidrográficas a principios del siglo XX. Esta experiencia, pionera en el mundo, fue reafirmada por la Directiva marco del agua (DMA). Actualmente, por motivos político-administrativos, se están produciendo fuertes tensiones y debates territoriales que cuestionan este modelo. Asimismo, se está observando un cambio en la gestión del recurso hacia un modelo en el que las cuestiones ambientales son cada vez más importantes. Se recomienda la necesidad de seguir partiendo de la cuenca hidrográfica como elemento territorial sustancial para la gestión de las aguas, lo que requerirá un Pacto Nacional sobre el Agua. ABSTRACT: At the beginning of the 20th Century Spain introduced a pioneering system of water management by river basins, which was later endorsed by the EU Water Framework Directive. Recently, for a variety of political and administrative reasons, a number of severe territorial disputes and debates have arisen that challenge the validity of this system. Changes have also taken place in the way water is managed, with a shift towards a more environmentally friendly approach. We recommend that the river basin should remain the basic territorial unit for any water management system although this will require a National Water Agreement.

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    Article provided by Universidades Públicas de Andalucía in its journal Revista de Estudios Regionales.

    Volume (Year): 03 (2011)
    Issue (Month): ()
    Pages: 199-220

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    Handle: RePEc:rer:articu:v:03:y:2011:p:199-220

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    Keywords: Gestión del agua; Cuenca Hidrográfica; DMA; Estatuto de Autonomía; Water management; River Basin; EU Water Framework Directive; Statutes of Spain´s autonomous regions;

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