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Water Security, Risk and Society International Water Security Conference 16-18th April 2012

Solar water Ecosystem implications of the food/water/energy nexus in La Mancha, Spain

Alvar Closas Dr. Rob Hope School of Geography, University of Oxford


1000 902,81

900

Variation of production of solar photovoltaic energy 2000-2009 (%)

800 671,27

700 600 500

Spain Castilla-La Mancha

407,43

400 300

262

181,36

200 126,92 77,3

100 27,78 6,42

139,28 118,48

30,43 6,03

33,33 6,5

40 7,63

39,39

0 2001-2002 2003-2004 2005-2006 2007-2008 2000-2001 2002-2003 2004-2005 2006-2007 2008-2009


Irrigated surface ('000 of ha)

160

700

140

600

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20

Years Source: Martinez Cortina 2001

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1998

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Level of extractions (Mm3/year)



Solar water – ecosystem implications of the food/water/energy nexus