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Climate Change and Virtual Water Trade in the Mediterranean
Journal Title: QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria 
Author/s:  Roberto Roson, Martina Sartori 
Year:  2011 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  17 Pg. 57-73 FullText PDF:  285 KB
DOI:  10.3280/QU2011-003003
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In this article, the virtual water exchange between Mediterranean countries is considered, reference being to the implicit water content of traded goods. Virtual water flows associated with trade in agricultural goods are estimated. Subsequently, a general equilibrium economic model is used to simulate the effects of the future reduced availability of water resources due to climate change. Assessment is made of how and to what extent autonomous market adaptation mechanisms may provide partial response to problems arising from the reduced availability of water resources.
Keywords: Computable general equilibrium models, Water, Virtual water, Water scarcity, Climate change
Jel Code: C680, D580, F180, Q170, Q240, Q540

Roberto Roson, Martina Sartori, Climate Change and Virtual Water Trade in the Mediterranean in "QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria" 3/2011, pp. 57-73, DOI:10.3280/QU2011-003003


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