GPS documents

Sustainable use of water in agriculture in MERCOSUR

Uso sostenible del agua

Florencia Ricard, October 2021

The sustainable use of water as a vital resource is one of the greatest global challenges of the 21st century. Spatial and temporal variability, together with rapid urbanization and inadequate water governance, are putting considerable pressure on available water resources.

This document (part of a series produced by GPS that describes the ABPU regional situation in relation to different resources) analyzes current water figures and trends from the perspective of the MERCOSUR agricultural sector, providing a broad review of various production-related issues. and water, virtual water trade, and water availability and the region's ability to ensure global water security.