Sandra Ricart

University of Alicante

Sandra Ricart received her MSc and MPhil degrees from University of Girona, Catalonia (Spain), in Environmental Sciences and Geography respectively, and was awarded PhD in Experimental Sciences and Sustainability, in 2014. As an awardee of different national research institutions, Ms. Ricart carried out his predoctoral research at Laboratory SET (University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour, France) and the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (University of Milan, Italy). Her postdoctoral research in multifunctional irrigation systems modelling and climate change adaptation has been conducted at University of Alicante (Spain). She published a few books chapters about ecosystem services and irrigation multifunctionality and more than 20 manuscripts in JCR and SJR indexed journals. She is an assistant professor in Masters in Planning and Management of Natural Risks at University of Alicante (2018).

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The management of irrigation systems is context-dependent, socially constructed, and technically uncertain. An example of complex social-ecological systems, irrigation deals with both the ecosystem uncertainty and the implementation of new technological systems and water management options. Issues to be addressed by irrigation systems at the global scale include: water productivity and food security, field operation and maintenance, spate irrigation in climate change scenarios, and vulnerability of environmental resources. This book provides examples of some of the current challenges faced by irrigation systems from technical and social perspectives. The book offers an easy-to-follow format focused on different case studies combining evidence-based solutions for increasing resilience and reducing vulnerability of irrigation systems in semi-arid and arid regions across the world.

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