ACUAS: MONITORING THE COMPLIANCE WITH THE GROUNDWATER ABSTRACTION PLAN IN 2018 FOR FARMS INVOLVED IN THE “MISIÓN POSIBLE” PROJECTS
July 2018 - October 2018
Between 2012 y 2017, WWF-Spain carried out the projects Misión Posible I y Misión Posible II funded by Coca-Cola Foundation. These projects focused on the development of tools supporting farmers and irrigators communities in Mancha Occidental aquifer, located within the Guadiana river basin in Central Spain. As a consequence, a broad number of farms were assessed as “water-saving farms” due to the introduction of improvements in crops planning and irrigation practices.
After conclusion of these projects, the water consumption of these water-savings farms in the 2018 campaign has been undertaken through remote sensing and GIS analysis. The goal has been to assess whether these farms have continued with the good practices promoted by Misión Posible projects once specific support is no longer provided.