The researcher Rubén Alejandro Villar Navascués, from the Agua y Territorio research group and linked to the Interuniversity Institute of Geography, has been recognized with the prize for the best doctoral thesisex aequo offered by the Cátedra del Agua of the University of Alicante, for his thesis entitled "Supply systems and urban-tourist water consumption trends in the coastal municipalities of Alicante (2000-2017)". Congratulations!!
The researchers Dr. María Francisca Zaragoza Martí, Dr. Alfredo Ramón Morte and José Manuel Mira Martínez, from the Interuniversity Institute of Geography, have been awarded the project "Innovative Learning by Hydraulic Heritage Mapping (H2O Map)", reference 2020-1-ES01-KA201-082283, within the framework of the Erasmus + Program of the Ministry of Universities.
It has been granted to Dr. María Francisca Zaragoza Martí, of the Interuniversity Institute of Geography, the project "The Lower Segura as a geostrategic enclave of the European Union: historical-normative study of water law as the basis of the future Territorial Action Plan", within the framework of VICT Own Programs 2019, with a periodicity of 18 months, in its emerging project modality.
The editorial team of the magazine wishes to express its condolences for the death of our colleague from the Publications Service, Olivia Manzanaro García, an essential person in the tasks of management and editing of the scientific journals of the University of Alicante, and to whom we deeply miss. This issue is dedicated to her memory.
Antonio M. Rico Amorós, Jorge Olcina Cantos and Clotilde Esclapez Selva Director, Co-Chief editor and Managing editor
The project "Assessment of water poverty in urban settings on the Mediterranean coast: case studies (Alicante, Murcia and the Barcelona metropolitan area)", reference PID2019-104456RB-C22, has been awarded to Dr.María Hernández Hernández, from the Interuniversity Institute of Geography, within the framework of the State Programme of Knowledge Generation and Scientific and Technological Strengthening of the R+D+i System and R+D+i Oriented to the Challenges of Society, 2019 call.
The professors of the Interuniversity Institute of Geography of the University of Alicante, Antonio M. Rico and Sandra Ricart coordinate a special number of the prestigious Water journal, JCR 2,524 and Q2 in the Water resources category, under the title "Social Learning on Desalinated and Reclaimed Water for Irrigation and Urban Tourism Demand " whose article submission deadline is February 28, 2021.
Dr. Sandra Ricart, researcher at the Interuniversity Institute of Geography of the University of Alicante, travelled to Wageningen from February 17th until March 13th, in order to carry out together with the team of the University of Wageningen (Dr. Bas Amelung and Dr. Maria Reyes, at the Environmental Systems Analysis research group), tasks related to the WP4 (Hydrosocial Cycle Analysis) of the SIMTWIST project. As visiting researcher granted by the Wageningen Institute for Environment and Climate Research (WIMEK) research program through a fellowship grant, Dr. Ricart carried out research, teaching and dissemination activities in order to go deeper into the Hydrosocial Cycle analysis and approach to be applied in Benidorm and Rimini case studies.