Assessment of the stay at the Interuniversity Institute of Geography of the University of Alicante, by María Reyes Pérez
Academic discipline and current profession: Environmental Engineer. Post-doctoral researcher at SIMTWIST project
University of origin: University of Wageningen (Netherlands)
Period of stay in the IIG: January-February 2020
What is your academic background and professional experience?
Environmental engineering. Master in Management of Energy and Environment. Doctor in Water Supply and Demand Management. Experience in academia, (semi) public institutions (NGOs) and in private enterprise.
How did you find the Interuniversity Institute of Geography of the University of Alicante?
The SIMTWIST European project has three partners, one of them is the University of Alicante. As part of the project, my visit was planned to carry out fieldwork together with the Alicante' team.
What motivated your stay at the Interuniversity Institute of Geography of the University of Alicante?
Performing fieldwork for the case study of the project, which is Benidorm. Also because the Institute team has all the contacts with the selected actors for being interviewed and develop conceptual maps and hidrosocial cycle analysis.
What research project did you develop during your stay?
Part of the Work Packages 3 and 4 of the SIMTWIST project.
To what extent were the technical facilities and the work team of the Institute useful for the development of your research?
They were very useful for me to develop my tasks.
What is your assessment of the educational and recreational offer offered by the university campus?
In Alicante, on February 3, 2020
Interuniversity Institute of Geography (Alicante)
Universidad de Alicante Edificio de Institutos Universitarios Apartado de Correos, 99 03080 Alicante