Irrigation & Drainage Systems Engineering

ISSN: 2168-9768

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Sandra Ricart Casadevall

Sandra Ricart Casadevall

Sandra Ricart Casadevall
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Alicante, Spain


PhD on Experimental Sciences and Sustainability -Geography- (International Mention and Suma Cum Laude, 2014, by the University of Girona, UdG). Extraordinary PhD Environment Award (UdG, 2015). MsC (Hons) on Environment (2009) and Degree (Hons) in Geography (2008) by the same university. Predoctoral Research Grant at UdG (Geography Department, Environment and Geographic Information Technologies research group, 2009-2013). Visiting researcher at the Laboratory Société Environnement et Territoire (Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, FR), and at the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (Universitá degli Studi di Milano, IT). Researcher of the EUWATHER project (Università Ca'Foscari Venezia, ERA-NET + action JPI Cultural Heritage, 20152017). From January 2017, I am member of the Interuniversity Institute of Geography and Water and Territory research group at the Geography Department of the University of Alicante (Juan de la Cierva 2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Ref: FJCI-2015-24346). I am developing the SIMAGO project (Engaging Stakeholders for improving multi-functional Irrigation systems MAnagement and GOvernance) and the ADAPTIRRA project (ADAPing to climate change through IRRigators engagement: Perception, barriers and strategies in Alicante, Spain). From February 2017, I also collaborate in the PLUVIRESMED project (Use of non-conventional water resources and adaptation to droughts in Mediterranean coastal areas) (Autonomous University of Barcelona, University of Alicante, CICYT 2015. Ref: CSO2015-65182-C2-1-P). I published some chapter books about ecosystem services and irrigation multifunctionality (Partridge Publishing, Nova Science Publishers, Éditions Quae) and manuscripts in JCR and SJR indexed journals such as Land Use Policy, Water, Journal of Rural Studies, The Professional Geographer, Natural Resources Forum, Utilities Policy, International Journal of Water Resources Development, Journal of Geography and Earth Sciences, International Journal of Research and Education Methodology, Journal of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Documents d’Anàlisi Geogràfica, Investigaciones Geográficas, Sud-Ouest Européen, Méditerranée, among others. I am associate editor of International Journal of Geography and Environmental Management, and Editorial board member of the Coagent Social Sciences (Geography). I am reviewer of transdisciplinary journals such as Land Use Policy; Natural Resources Forum; Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment; International Journal of Geosciences; Sustainability, Water, Land (from MDPI); Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems; Environmental Processes; or Agronomy for Sustainable Development. I obtained positive evaluation for Lecturer post by the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (2018). She have been involved on international congresses such as IWA Regional Conference on Water Reuse and Salinity Management 2018; 1º International Forum on Tourism and Heritage 2016; International Conference on Global Tourism and Sustainability 2016; ARIMNET2 Young Researchers Seminar 2016; International Conference in Irrigation and Drainage 2015; 1º International Conference on Redrafting Water Governance 2015; 5th International Symposium for Farming Systems Design 2015; International Conference in Waterscapes as a Cultural Heritage 2015; and Congress on Industrial and Agricultural Canals 2015, among others. Assistant professor in the Geography Degree at UdG (2012, 2015) and professor in the Masters in planning and management of natural risks at UA (2018). Since 2013 I have participated and coordinated research proposals submitted to H2020 and ERANET Calls (including PRIMA and Water JPI calls) as member of the Institute of the Environment (UdG, 2013-2015) and the Interuniversity Institute of Geography (UA, 2018). I was expert evaluator and rapporteur of H2020 (Water-5C-2015) and ERANET (Water JPI 2015). I collaborate with the webpage project as blogger and I have been involved in more than 60 MOOCs from EU and US universities using Coursera, EdX and MiriadaX platforms

Research Interest

Experimental Sciences and Sustainability -Geography, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences , ecosystem services and irrigation

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