Sandra Ricart

University of Alicante Spain

Sandra Ricart is a human-environment geographer interested in coupled human-nature systems interdependencies considering climate change impacts and attending social-learning and stakeholder behavior. She received his Ph.D. in Experimental Sciences and Sustainability in 2014 at the University of Girona, Catalonia, and she was a visiting researcher at different universities in France, Italy and The Netherlands. She is currently a Marie Sklodowska-Curie post-doctoral researcher at the Environmental Intelligence for Global Change Lab at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Since 2017 she also collaborates with the Interuniversity Institute of Geography at the University of Alicante, Spain, as researcher in several projects, lecturer at the Masters in Planning and Management of Natural Risks, and as coordinator and professor of a MOOC on natural risks analysis.

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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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