The projected climatic changes will have a significant impact on the availability of food and water, energy consumption, human health, tourism, economics and ecosystem services in the Mediterranean region.
The total population of the Mediterranean region is expected to increase from 309 million in 2000 to over 651 million in 2030. If future global rainfall changes are compared to rising water demand as a consequence of population growth, the impact on water resources will be far greater than that of
Due to the wide geographical distribution, generally large catchment areas, their discharge towards individual springs and thus their potential for development, carbonate aquifers are very well suited for water supply. The water supply of approximately 25% of the world’s population is extracted from