International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

From Growth to Development: Spanish Cities and their “Water Footprint”
José Antonio Sotelo Navalpotro, María Sotelo Pérez, Ignacio Sotelo Pérez, Fernando García Quiroga

The continuous and exaggerated urban growth that occurred in Spain during the last decades, has occurred as a consequence of the continuous construction of residential areas scattered throughout the territory. These areas have presented poor urban planning and very little protection of the environment. This model of urban development has required increasing demands for water with the serious repercussions that this entails. In this article an estimate of the demands of water resources is made, through the index known as "Water Footprint", from an economic and environmental perspective, in order to know the link between these demands and consumption with the endogenous urban development itself of Spanish cities.

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