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El uso del agua en Níjar: Implicaciones ambientales del modelo actual de gestión

  • Francisco Javier Toro Sánchez
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    RESUMEN Níjar, municipio del SE almeriense, experimenta, hoy por hoy, una coyuntura de escasez del agua sin precedentes. El modelo de gestión actual, basado en la explotación de las aguas subterráneas, y protagonizado por una agricultura intensiva en crecimiento y una incipiente actividad turística, ha conducido al progresivo agotamiento de los acuíferos locales. En respuesta a tal coyuntura, se implementan medidas, centradas, más bien, en satisfacer las demandas actuales y potenciales que a gestionarlas. En la actualidad, inmersos en el paradigma de la sostenibilidad, son necesarios nuevos principios que guíen hacia modelos de gestión más racionales del recurso hídrico, así como recuperar otros que hicieron posible identificar a esta región por su cultura del agua. ABSTRACT At the present, Níjar, Southeast Almeria´s town, live in an unprecedented water scarcity situation. The present water management is based in the exploitation of water-bearing and carried out by an intensive agriculture in growth, and by an incipient tourist activity. This management model leads to an exhaustion of the water reserves. The answers to this situation concentrate to give more and better water resources to the present and future demands, before restrict them. Nowadays, under the sustainable philosophy, that model needed new rules in the water management and recovers the principles of the local water culture.

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

    Volume (Year): 03 (2008)
    Issue (Month): ()
    Pages: 145-176

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    Handle: RePEc:rer:articu:v:03:y:2008:p:145-176
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