The social construction of scarcity . The case of water in Tenerife ( Canary Islands )

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  title={The social construction of scarcity . The case of water in Tenerife ( Canary Islands )},
  author={Federico Aguilera-Klink and Eduardo P{\'e}rez-Moriana},
  year={2000}
}
  • Federico Aguilera-Klink, Eduardo Pérez-Moriana
  • Published 2000
Water has traditionally been considered a physically scarce resource in the Canary Islands. Paradoxically, one of the reasons behind the conquest of the Islands in the 15th century was the existence of abundant water which allowed sugar to be grown in Tenerife and Gran Canaria. This article aims to show that the water scarcity in Tenerife is not physical or natural, but rather a socially constructed one, stemming from a set of social processes that reflect the conflicts concerning the desirable… CONTINUE READING

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