Food Production in Water-scarce Regions:system-scale Relations, Practice and Policy

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: Cardiff School of Planning and Geography


This research examines the relations, practices and policies of agricultural water use in two water-scarce nations exporting to the UK. The UK imports approx. 48% of its food demands and around 80% of its fruit, resulting in significant impacts on water resources overseas. Environmental degradation and social conflicts between farmers, conservationists and policy makers have arisen in semi-arid exporting regions and greater understanding is needed of the crucial interactions at catchment, user and institutional scales. The research will target Spain and South Africa


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
1942424 Studentship ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2025 Lydia Beaman