Flashcards in 3.2 Deck (18)
How much water would Almeria get from the Ebro River?
95 million cm3/yr
What new localised schemes where introduced by the Spanish government?
Cases for the new diversion project
Tourism between Alicante and Almeria (new golf course)
How could Spain afford the diversion project?
Cases against the new diversion project
Environmentalists believe that the project misuses a scarce resource
Minister believe desalinisation provides water for a cheaper amount (aquifers are running out)
Where is there a major deficit of water?
Almeria, Murcia, Alicante, Ciudad Real
Where was there an excess in water?
Madrid, Leon, Zaragoza, Leon
Who would benefit from the project?
Cities, farmers, tourists
When did the government approve of the project?
Responses to rising demands for water?
Hard engineering to increase water storage (Three Gorges Dam)
Water conservation in urban areas
Role of governments in water projects
Strategic direction, sponsors large scale projects, taking charge in crises
Role of NGOs
Small scale projects, solving localised problems
Some are profit oriented, others aim to provide safe clean water
Might be a vendor, try to secure their own supply
Buy the water
Raising awareness, blocking unsustainable projects
What is process of analysing motivations and perceptions of players called?