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Event The launch of: "Measuring irrigation subsidies in Spain - an application of the GSI Method for quantifying subsidies"

The Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) will present its study entitled (Measuring irrigation subsidies in Spain - an application of the GSI Method for quantifying subsidies), reviewing and quantifying the subsidies to water supply for irrigation provided in Spain.

You are invited to join a discussion on the crucial issues surrounding the measurement and analysis of irrigation subsidies at the launch of Measuring irrigation subsidies in Spain - an application of the GSI Method for quantifying subsidies. The event will be chaired by IISD President, Franz Tattenbach with panel experts:

  • Dr. Alberto Garrido, Professor of Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics at the Technical University of Madrid. He has 18 years of research and consulting experience in areas related to water economics and policy, and agricultural policy. His most recent books are Water Policy in Spain co-edited with Prof. M.R. Llamas (Taylor and Francis, Leiden, 2009) and Water Footprint and Virtual Water Trade in Spain: Policy Implications, co-authored with Llamas, Varela-Ortega, Novo, Rodríguez-Casado and Aldaya (Springer, New York, 2010)
  • Dr. Javier Calatrava, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics and Policy at the Technical University of Cartagena, Spain. He has 12 years research experience in the field of agricultural and resource economics, mainly focused on the economics and policy of water resources and agricultural soil conservation. He has conducted consultancy work on these issues for several Spanish Governmental Agencies, the European Commission, and the OECD.

The report is intended to provide a starting point for a debate on the use of irrigation subsidies in Spain, quantified using the GSI’s Method for quantifying irrigation subsidies. It also highlights the need to develop sound replicable methods for measuring and quantifying subsidies. 

Contact information Chris Charles, Programme Administrator , International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Level 5 ∙ International Environment House II , 9 chemin de Balexert ∙ 1219 ∙ Geneva ∙ Switzerland (email:
Phone: +41.22.917.8785 ; Fax: +41.22.917.8054
Event type Seminar
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Source IISD
Geographical coverage Spain,
Address Room: Aula Magna”, Avda. Complutense s/n, Madrid
Organizer Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Agrónomos
Target audience National
Duration 12.00 -14.00
Period 18/10/2010
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH , SPANISH