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HEADER-Learning from Scarcity: The Laboratory of a Drought

Learning from Scarcity: The Laboratory of a Drought

The water crisis currently unfolding in northeastern Spain is unlike anything seen in the past century. It sheds light on various shortcomings in water management practices prevalent in numerous arid regions of the developed world grappling with the changing climate. Catalonia's water issues provide valuable insights, offering an opportunity to devise effective solutions that can serve as a reference point.

HEADER-Olive Trees: Beyond the Climate Crisis

Olive Trees: Beyond the Climate Crisis

Olive oil is an example of how climate inflation impacts consumers of an ancestral product. This crisis reveals the delicate balance between agriculture and water in dry regions. The overexploitation of aquifers is its worst consequence, forcing us to reconsider intensive agriculture and move towards ecological recovery and sustainable agriculture.

Drought, a large-scale economic factor

Drought, a large-scale economic factor

Rainfall is a critical parameter in the global economic balance. Droughts are more damaging in the most disadvantaged economies, and their negative impact is magnified where there has been less rainfall in the past. Rainfall variability, generated by global warming, adds uncertainty. A recent World Bank study alerts us and provides an alternative vision for moving forward.

HEADER-Water stress, a geopolitical factor

Water stress, a geopolitical factor

Water stress is increasingly present all across the world. If we do not take measures in the short term, the situation will be critical by the middle of this century and will seriously threaten the world's geopolitical balance. The data are compelling. Demographics, the growth of extractivism, and climate change are against us. On the positive side, we have the growing awareness of governments and companies and increasingly knowledgeable citizens.

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