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Title: Modern viticulture in southern Europe: Vulnerabilities and strategies for adaptation to water scarcity
Authors: Costa, J M
Vaz, M M
Escalona, J
Egipto, R
Lopes, C
Medrano, H
Chaves, M M
Keywords: Vitis vinifere
water scarcity
Issue Date: 31-Jan-2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Costa, J. M., Vaz, M., Escalona, J., Egipto, R., Lopes, C., Medrano, H., & Chaves, M. M. (2016). Modern viticulture in southern Europe: vulnerabilities and strategies for adaptation to water scarcity. Agricultural Water Management, 164, 5-18.
Abstract: Water is now considered the most important but vulnerable resource in the Mediterranean region. Nev ertheless, irrigation expanded fast in the region (e.g. South Portugal and Spain) to mitigate environmental stress and to guarantee stable grape yield and quality. Sustainable wine production depends on sustain able water use in the wine’s supply chain, from the vine to the bottle. Better understanding of grapevine stress physiology (e.g. water relations, temperature regulation, water use efficiency), more robust crop monitoring/phenotyping and implementation of best water management practices will help to mitigate climate effects and will enable significant water savings in the vineyard and winery. In this paper, we focused on the major vulnerabilities and opportunities of South European Mediterranean viticulture (e.g. in Portugal and Spain) and present a multi-level strategy (from plant to the consumer) to overcome region’s weaknesses and support strategies for adaptation to water scarcity, promote sustainable water use and minimize the environmental impact of the sector.
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