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WATER ACCOUNTING IN DOÑANA AREA: ESTIMATION OF WATER USE IN IRRIGATION IN 2017/2018

WWF. Spain.

March 2018 - May 2018 

ICATALIST has conducted a remote-sensing based analysis to elaborate a high resolution map (at 1:5.000 scale) of the distribution of irrigated crops within the scope of the Special Plan for Irrigation Management in Doñana area for the 2017-2018 cultivation campaign. Moreover, the irrigation dosis for different crops (e.g. strawberry, multi-annual berries, citrus, etc) and irrigation strategies have been compiled and combined with the maps for the elaboration of agriculture water demand scenarios. 

The data and maps obtained allow a better diagnosis of current distribution of irrigation, including compliance with the legal frame provided by the Special Plan. These data and maps can be used as an effective tool for better decision-making towards a more sustainable management of water resources in the area.