Land, water and energy: the crossing of governance

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Show simple item record San Juan, Carlos Armario Benitez, Julia I. 2022-04-26T17:24:08Z 2023-04-01T23:00:05Z 2021-04-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation San Juan Mesonada, C., & Armario Benítez, J. I. (2021). Land, water and energy: The crossing of governance. Journal of Arid Environments, 187, p. 104403.
dc.identifier.issn 0140-1963
dc.description.abstract The paper focusses on the impact on dryland ecosystems of conflicting governance in the regulations of land use, water for irrigation and electric energy from photovoltaic installations (PV). The research uses the empirical results of a panel data model based on long time series that enable sensitivity of the main crops to energy cost and the viability of the solar panel system connected to the grid to be identified. We present evidence of the private and social benefits of investments in PV to improve the gross margin of farmers and decrease the carbon footprint of the irrigated areas. Relevant regional disparities in the sensitivity of the main crops explain the regional competition for low-cost water resources and the social conflicts associated with water governance. The Feed-In Tariff system for a PV system is evaluated as a tool to reach clean energy targets and preserve the populations working and living in irrigated drylands. An evaluation of the water desalination plants based on PV is analysed as an alternative to balance the hydric resources of intensive irrigated systems. The main conclusion is that coordinated regulation in energy and water policies may improve farmers' profitability and accelerate the speed in reaching environmental targets in drylands.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid project 2009/00426/002 and Instituto de Estudios Fiscales (Spain) project number 201800389/001.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights © Elsevier, 2021
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.subject.other Adaptation to climate change
dc.subject.other Fit tariffs
dc.subject.other Irrigation
dc.subject.other Photovoltaic systems
dc.subject.other Profitability of irrigated crops
dc.subject.other Regional gross margin
dc.title Land, water and energy: the crossing of governance
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. 2009/00426/002
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationissue 104403
dc.identifier.publicationtitle JOURNAL OF ARID ENVIRONMENTS
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 187
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000028686
dc.contributor.funder Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
dc.affiliation.dpto UC3M. Departamento de Economía
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