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Indicator

Irrigation water requirement

Description

  • In the Iberian Peninsula and Italy, an increase in the volume of water required for irrigation from 1975 to 2010 has been estimated, whereas parts of south-eastern Europe have recorded a decrease.
  • The projected increases in temperature will lead to increased evapotranspiration rates, thereby increasing crop water requirements across Europe.
  • The impact of increasing water requirements is expected to be most acute in southern Europe, where the suitability for rain-fed agriculture is projected to decrease and irrigation requirements are projected to increase.

Reference information

Websites:
Source:
EEA - Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2012 report

Keywords

CLIM033, agriculture, precipitation

Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Water Scarcity

Elements

Observations and Scenarios

Sectors

Agriculture, Water management

Geographic characterization

Europe

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