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Ana Iglesias published an article in February 2019.
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Pete Smith

414 shared publications

Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB24 3UU, UK

Marco Bindi

116 shared publications

Department of Agri‐food Production and Environmental Sciences (DISPAA) University of Florence Florence Italy

Luis Garrote

103 shared publications

Department of Civil Engineering: Hydraulics, Energy and Environment, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain

David Pulido-Velazquez

71 shared publications

Departamento de Investigación en Recursos Geológicos, Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, Urb. Alcázar del Genil, 4. Edificio Zulema Bajo, 18006 Granada, Spain

R. Ferrise

52 shared publications

Department of Agri‐food Production and Environmental Sciences (DISPAA) University of Florence Florence Italy

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Blue Water in Europe: Estimates of Current and Future Availability and Analysis of Uncertainty Alvaro Sordo-Ward, Isabel Granados, Ana Iglesias, Luis Garro... Published: 26 February 2019
Water, doi: 10.3390/w11030420
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This study presents a regional assessment of future blue water availability in Europe under different assumptions. The baseline period (1960 to 1999) is compared to the near future (2020 to 2059) and the long-term future (2060 to 2099). Blue water availability is estimated as the maximum amount of water supplied at a certain point of the river network that satisfies a defined demand, taking into account specified reliability requirements. Water availability is computed with the geospatial high-resolution Water Availability and Adaptation Policy Assessment (WAAPA) model. The WAAPA model definition for this study extends over 6 million km2 in Europe and considers almost 4000 sub-basins in Europe. The model takes into account 2300 reservoirs larger than 5 hm3, and the dataset of Hydro 1k with 1700 sub-basins. Hydrological scenarios for this study were taken from the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Inter-Comparison Project and included simulations of five global climate models under different Representative Concentration Pathways scenarios. The choice of method is useful for evaluating large area regional studies that include high resolution on the systems´ characterization. The results highlight large uncertainties associated with a set of local water availability estimates across Europe. Climate model uncertainties for mean annual runoff and potential water availability were found to be higher than scenario uncertainties. Furthermore, the existing hydraulic infrastructure and its management have played an important role by decoupling water availability from hydrologic variability. This is observed for all climate models, the emissions scenarios considered, and for near and long-term future. The balance between water availability and withdrawals is threatened in some regions, such as the Mediterranean region. The results of this study contribute to defining potential challenges in water resource systems and regional risk areas.
Article 2 Reads 0 Citations Responses of sub-Saharan smallholders to climate change: Strategies and drivers of adaptation Silvestre García De Jalón, Ana Iglesias, Marc B. Neumann Published: 01 December 2018
Environmental Science & Policy, doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2018.09.013
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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations On the Institutional Framework for Drought Planning and Early Action Ana Iglesias, Luis Garrote, Alfredo Granados Published: 24 August 2018
Drought, doi: 10.1002/9781119017073.ch5
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Article 0 Reads 2 Citations On the Barriers to Adaption to Less Water under Climate Change: Policy Choices in Mediterranean Countries Ana Iglesias, David Santillán, Luis Garrote Published: 17 July 2018
Water Resources Management, doi: 10.1007/s11269-018-2043-0
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Do users benefit from additional information in support of operational drought management decisions in the Ebro basin? Clara Linés, Ana Iglesias, Luis Garrote, Vicente Sotés, Mich... Published: 09 May 2018
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, doi: 10.5194/hess-2018-241
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We follow a user based approach to examine operational drought management decisions and how the role of information such as from remote sensing can be assessed. First we consulted decision makers at basin, irrigation district and farmer scale in the Ebro basin to investigate the drought related decisions they take and the information they use to support their decisions. This allowed us to identify the courses of action available to the farmers and water managers, and to analyse their choices as a function of the information they have available to them. Based on the findings of the consultation, a decision model representing the interrelated decisions of the irrigation association and the farmers was built with the aim to quantify the effect of additional information on the decisions. The modelled decisions, which consider the allocation of water, are determined by the expected availability of water during the irrigation season. This is currently primarily informed by observed reservoir level data. The decision model was then extended to include additional information on snow cover from remote sensing. The additional information was found to contribute to better decisions in the simulation and ultimately higher benefits for the farmers. However, the ratio between the cost of planting and the market value of the crop proved to be a critical aspect in determining the best course of action to be taken and the value of the (additional) information. Risk averse farmers were found to benefit least from the additional information, while less risk averse farmers can benefit most as the additional information helps them take better informed decisions when weighing their options.
BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 1 Citation Local and Collective Actions for Adaptation to Use Less Water for Agriculture in the Mediterranean Region Ana Iglesias, Luis Garrote Published: 01 January 2018
Water Scarcity and Sustainable Agriculture in Semiarid Environment, doi: 10.1016/b978-0-12-813164-0.00004-1
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