Groundwater mining: benefits, problems and consequences in Spain

  title={Groundwater mining: benefits, problems and consequences in Spain},
  author={Emilio Custodio and Jose Albiac and Manuel Cermer{\'o}n and Marta Hern{\'a}ndez and M. Ram{\'o}n Llamas and Andr{\'e}s Sahuquillo},
  journal={Sustainable Water Resources Management},
In many arid and semiarid areas, as is the case of south-eastern Spain and the Canary Islands, water is scarce but highly demanded for irrigation of cash crop and for supply to urban and tourist areas. Generally, water quantity dominates over water quality issues. Surface water resources are scarce. So, in south-eastern Spain, out of the area of influence of the permanent Segura River, and in the Canary Islands, groundwater is often the main or the only reliable natural water resource. As a… 

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