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El metabolismo hídrico y los flujos de agua virtual. Una aplicación al sector hortofrutícola de Andalucía (España)


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  • Cristina Madrid

    (Departamento de Economía Aplicada. Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, España)

  • Esther Velázquez

    (Departamento de Economía, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, España)


Este trabajo (1) propone un nuevo concepto, el Metabolismo Hídrico (MH), como un nuevo marco de análisis para la gestión de la “demanda” de agua mediante la incorporación del estudio de los flujos de Agua Virtual y (2) lo aplica al sector hortofrutícola andaluz en el año 2004. Las principales conclusiones son las siguientes. (a) el MH es un marco conceptual y metodológico apropiado para el estudio de los flujos físicos de agua de una economía, considerando los flujos reales y virtuales, y los de entrada y salida. (b) Con relación a las estimaciones realizadas, la principal conclusión es que se produjeron mayores exportaciones que importaciones en términos de AV. Esto significa que, dadas las condiciones territoriales, climáticas y de escasez hídrica de la región se confirma una inadecuación de la planificación agrícola regional a la disponibilidad de recursos.

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Article provided by Red Iberoamericana de Economía Ecológica in its journal Revista Iberoamericana de Economía Ecológica.

Volume (Year): 8 (2008)
Issue (Month): ()
Pages: 29-47

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Handle: RePEc:rib:revibe:rev8_03

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Keywords: Agua Virtual; Andalucía; Flujos Físicos; Metabolismo Hídrico; España;


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  1. Esther Velázquez & Cristina Madrid & María Beltrán, 2011. "Rethinking the Concepts of Virtual Water and Water Footprint in Relation to the Production–Consumption Binomial and the Water–Energy Nexus," Water Resources Management, Springer, vol. 25(2), pages 743-761, January.
  2. María Jesús Beltrán & Esther Velázquez, 2011. "Del metabolismo social al metabolismo hídrico," Documentos de Trabajo de la Asociación de Economía Ecológica en España 01_2011, Asociación de Economía Ecológica en España.


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