Water Scarcity in the Mediterranean

Perspectives Under Global Change

  • Sergi Sabater
  • Damià Barceló

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Helena Guasch, Alexandra Serra, Natàlia Corcoll, Berta Bonet, Manel Leira
    Pages 41-53
  3. Rafael Marcé, Joan Armengol
    Pages 73-94
  4. I. Ortiz, R. Ibáñez, A. M. Urtiaga, P. Gómez
    Pages 107-127
  5. Juan Jofre, Anicet R. Blanch, Francisco Lucena
    Pages 147-159
  6. Eugènia Martí, Joan Lluís Riera, Francesc Sabater
    Pages 173-195
  7. Mira Petrovic, Cristina Postigo, Miren Lopez de Alda, Antoni Ginebreda, Meritxell Gros, Jelena Radjenovic et al.
    Pages 197-228
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 229-234

About this book


Water scarcity affects hydrologic resources, systems connectivity, biodiversity, water quality, and river ecosystem functioning. It has direct impacts on economic sectors that use and depend on water, such as agriculture, tourism, industry, energy and transport. The Mediterranean Basin is one of the regions in the world most vulnerable to climate changes, as well as one of the most impacted by human water demand. This volume provides an in-depth view of the water quality and quantity implications of water scarcity. It highlights its possible causes and describes the effects in regions under Mediterranean climate. The topics covered include climate effects, water resources (use, storage and new sources), water quality (chemical and microbiological), and the effects on ecosystems suffering from water scarcity. This book is addressed to scientists and students, but also to managers involved in the necessary decision making process to face future periods of drought.


biodiversity ecosystem ecosystems hydrology pollutants resources water quality

Editors and affiliations

  • Sergi Sabater
    • 1
  • Damià Barceló
    • 2
  1. 1.Inst. d’Ecologia AquàticaUniversitat de GironaGironaSpain
  2. 2.Instituto Investigaciones Químicas y, Ambientales de Barcelona (IIQAB)CSIC BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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