Grupos de investigación

Publicaciones SCI / Papers

El grupo de investigación de Hidrogeología y Medio Ambiente forma parte de los clústeres de "Patrimonio" y "Cambio Global y Nuevas Energías" del Campus de Excelencia Internacional. Sus investigadores trabajan actualmente en numerosos proyectos de investigación relacionados con el agua, tanto subterránea como superficial. Los proyectos, en los que participan los miembros del grupo junto a otros expertos, tratan aspectos diversos como la calidad y contaminación del agua, limnología, modelización de acuíferos, problemas medioambientales y legislación. A continuación se exponen algunos de los principales proyectos y resultados de investigación (publicaciones indexadas, tesis doctorales) de los últimos años.

The research group is integrated in two clusters of the Campus of International Excellence, namely, "Cultural heritage" and "Global change and new energies". Our researchers currently work on numerous water-related projects. These deal with a variety of fields, including water quality, contamination, limnology, hydrological modelling, environmental issues and water governance. Some of our main projects and results are outlined below.


Publicaciones en revistas indexadas / Papers in peer-reviewed journals

Urquijo J, De Stefano L (2016) Perception of Drought and Local Responses by Farmers: A Perspective from the Jucar River Basin, Spain. Water Resources Management 30(2), 577-591. DOI 10.1007/s11269- 015-1178-5

González Tánago I, Urquijo J, Villarroya F, De Stefano L (2016) Learning from experience: Systematic review of drought vulnerability assessments. Natural Hazards 80(2), 951-973

Stahl K, Kohn I, Blauhut V, Urquijo J, De Stefano L, Acacio V, Dias S, Stagge JH, Tallaksen LM, Kampragou E, Van Loon AF, Barker LJ, Melsen LA, Bifulco C, Musolino D, de Carli A, Massarutto A, Assimacopoulos D, Van Lanen HAJ (2016). Impacts of European drought events: insights from an international database of text-based reports. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., 3, 5453-5492. DOI:10.5194/nhessd-3-5453-2015, 2015

Urquijo J, Pereira D, Dias S, De Stefano L (2016). A methodology to assess drought management as applied to six European case studies. International Journal of Water Resources Development, DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2016.1174106

Hernández-Mora N, Cabello V, De Stefano L, Del Moral L (2015) Networked water citizen organizations in Spain: Potential for transformation of existing power structures for water management. Water Alternatives 8(2): 99-124

Pérez-Bielsa C, Lambán-Jiménez LJ, Martínez-Santos P (2015) Hydrogeochemical and isotopic characterization of karstic endorheic Estaña Lakes (Huesca, Spain). Environmental Earth Sciences 1:629-638

Urquijo J, De Stefano L, La Calle A (2015) Drought and exceptional laws in Spain: The official water discourse. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics. DOI: 10.1007/s10784-015-9275-8

Martín-Loeches Garrido M, Fisher R, Díaz Alcaide S, Martínez Santos P (2015). Aplicación de los clorofluorocarbonos y el hexafluoruro de azufre como trazadores hidrogeológicos en los acuíferos carbonatados del Parque Natural del Barranco del Río Dulce (Guadalajara). Estudios Geológicos, 71(1):2015. doi:10.3989/egeol.41787.332

Dinar S, Katz D, De Stefano L, Blankespoor B (2014) Climate Change, conflict, And Cooperation: Global Analysis of the Effectiveness of International River Treaties in Addressing ater Variability. Political Geography 45(2015):55-66

De Stefano L, Svendsen M, Giordano M, Steel BS, Brown B, Wolf AT (2014) Water Governance Benchmarking: Concepts and Approach Framework as Applied to MENA Countries. Water Policy doi: 10.2166/wp.2014.305

García-Rodríguez M, Antón L, Martínez-Santos P (2014) Estimating groundwater resources in remote desert environments by coupling geographic information systems with groundwater modeling (Erg Chebbi, Morocco). Journal of Arid Environments 110(2014):19-29

Martínez-Santos P, Martínez-Alfaro PE (2014) A priori mapping of historical water-supply galleries based on archive records and sparse material remains. An application to the Amaniel qanat (Madrid, Spain). Journal of Cultural Heritage, DOI: 10.1016/j.culher.2013.12.003

Hernández-Espriú A, Reyna-Gutiérrez JA, Sánchez-León E, Cabral-Cano E, Carrera-Hernández J, Martínez-Santos P, Falorni G, Colombo D (2014) DRASTIC-Sg Model, a new extension to the DRASTIC approach for mapping groundwater vulnerability in aquifers subject to differential land subsidence. Application to Mexico City. Hydrogeology Journal, accepted for publication.

De Stefano L, Fornés JM, López Geta JA, Villarroya F (2014) Groundwater use in Spain: an overview in light of the EU Water Framework Directive. The International Journal of Water Resources Development. DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2014.938260

Santofimia E, López-Pamo E, Montero E (2013) Environmental Management of Aznalcollar Mine and Its Influence in the Hydrogeochemical of the Pit lake. Water Environment Research 85(8):706-714 DOI: 0.2175/106143013X13698672323263

Martínez-Santos P, Díaz-Alcaide S, Castaño-Castaño S, Hernández-Espriú JA (2013) Modelling discharge through artesian springs based on a high-resolution piezometric network. Hydrological Processes. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9760

Dumont A, Salmoral G, Llamas MR (2013) The water footprint of a river basin with a special focus on groundwater: The case of Guadalquivir basin (Spain). Water Resources and Industry 2013(1-2):60–76

De Stefano L, Martínez-Santos P, Villarroya F, Chico D, Martínez-Cortina L (2013) Easier said than done? The establishment of baseline groundwater conditions for the implementation of the Water Framework Directive in Spain. Water Resources Management, DOI: 10.1007/s11269-013-0311-6

Touhami I, Andreu JM, Chirino JM, Sánchez JR, Pulido-Bosch A, Martínez-Santos P, Moutahir H, Bellot JF (2013) Comparative performance of soil water balance models in computing semiarid aquifer recharge. Hydrological Sciences Journal, DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2013.802094.

Garrick D, De Stefano L, Fung F, Pittock J, Schlager E, New M, Connell D (2013) Managing Hydroclimatic Risk in Federal Rivers: A Diagnostic Assessment. Philosophical Transactions A DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2012.0415

De Stefano L, Duncan J, Dinar S, Stahl K, Strzepek KM, Wolf AT (2012) Climate change and the institutional resilience of international river basins. Journal of Peace Research. 49(1):193-209.

Touhami I, Andreu JM, Chirino E, Sánchez JR, Moutahir H, Pulido-Bosch A, Martínez-Santos P, Bellot J (2012) Recharge estimation of a small karstic aquifer in a semiarid Mediterranean region (southeastern Spain) using a hydrological model. Hydrological Processes. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9200

Martínez-Santos P, Martínez-Alfaro PE (2012) A brief historical account of Madrid’s qanats. Ground Water 50(4):645-653

Hernández-Espriu JA, Torres LG, Martínez-Santos P, Marín L (2012) Remediation of a diesel-contaminated soil from a pipeline accidental spill: enhanced biodegradation and soil washing processes using natural gums and surfactants. Journal of Soils and Sediments. DOI 10.1007/s11368-012-0599-5

De Stefano L, Lopez-Gunn E (2012) Non-authorized Groundwater Use: institutional, social and ethical considerations. Water Policy 14(S1):147–160

Lopez-Gunn E, De Stefano L, Llamas MR (2012) The Role of ethics in balancing utilitarian and intangible values in water and food security. Water Policy 14(S1):73-88

Hernández-Espriú A, Martínez-Santos P, Sánchez-León E, Marín LE (2011) Free-product plume distribution and recovery modeling prediction in a diesel-contaminated volcanic aquifer  Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C. doi:10.1016/j.pce.2010.12.007

Martínez-Santos P, Pedretti D, Martínez-Alfaro PE, Conde M, Casado M (2010) Modelling the effects of groundwater-based urban supply in low-permeability aquifers: Application to the Madrid Aquifer, Spain. Water Resources Management. DOI 10.1007/s11269-010-9682-0

Martínez-Santos P, Martínez-Alfaro PE, Galindo A, Sanz E (2010) Daily scale modelling of aquifer-river connectivity in an urban alluvial aquifer in Langreo, Spain. Hydrogeology Journal DOI 10.1007/s10040-010-0613-1

Martínez-Santos P, Andreu JM (2010) Lumped and distributed approaches to model natural recharge in semiarid karst aquifers. Journal of Hydrology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.05.018

De Stefano L, Edwards P, De Silva L, Wolf AT (2010) Tracking Cooperation and Conflict in International Basins: Historic and Recent Trends. Water Policy. DOI 10.2166/wp.2010.115

De Stefano L, Pedraza J, Villarroya F (2010) A methodology for the evaluation of water policies in European countries. Environmental Management. DOI 10.1007/s00267-010-9492-4

De Stefano L (2010) International initiatives for water policy assessment: a review. Water Resources Management, DOI 10.1007/s11269-009-9562-7

De Stefano L (2010) Facing the Water Framework Directive challenges: a baseline of stakeholder participation in the European Union. Journal of Environmental Management 91(6):1332-40.

Zorrilla P, Carmona G, De la Hera A,Varela-Ortega C, Martínez-Santos P, Bromley J, Henriksen HJ (2010) Evaluation of Bayesian Networks as a tool for participatory water resources management: application to the Upper Guadiana Basin in Spain. Ecology and Society 15(3):12.

Martínez-Santos P, Martínez-Alfaro PE (2010) Estimating groundwater withdrawals in areas of intensive agricultural pumping in central Spain. Agricultural Water Management. DOI. 10.1016/j.agwat.2010.08.011

Piña E, Álvarez-Cobelas M (2009) Seasonal nitrogen dynamics in a seepage lake receiving high nitrogen loads. Marine and Freshwater Research 60: 435-445.

Ross A, Martínez-Santos P (2009) The challenge of groundwater management: case studies from Spain and Australia. Regional Environmental Change, DOI 10.1007/s10113-009-0086-8

Martínez-Santos P, Henriksen HJ, Zorrilla P, Martínez-Alfaro PE (2009) Comparative reflections on the use of modelling tools in conflictive water management settings: the Mancha Occidental aquifer, Spain. Environmental Modelling & Software 25 (2010):1439-1449

Aldaya MM, Martínez-Santos P, Llamas MR (2009) Incorporating the water footprint and virtual water into policy: reflections from the Mancha Occidental region, Spain. Water Resources Management  24(5):941-958

Sánchez Carrillo S, Sánchez Andrés R, Alatorre LC, Angeler DG, Álvarez-Cobelas M, Arreola-Lizárraga MA (2009) Nutrient fluxes in a semiarid microtidal mangrove wetland in the Gulf of California. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 82: 654-662.

Martínez-Santos P, Llamas MR, Martínez-Alfaro PE (2008) Vulnerability assessment of groundwater resources: a modelling-based approach to the Mancha Occidental aquifer, Spain. Environmental Modelling & Software 23(9):1145-1162

Martínez-Santos P, De Stefano L, Martínez-Alfaro PE, Llamas MR (2008) Wetland restoration in the Mancha Occidental aquifer, Spain: a critical perspective on water, agricultural and environmental policies. Restoration Ecology 16(3):511-521

Castaño S, Martínez-Santos P, Martínez-Alfaro PE (2008) Evaluating infiltration losses in a Mediterranean wetland: Las Tablas de Daimiel National Park, Spain. Hydrological Processes 22 (26): 5048-5053

Angeler DG, Viedma O, Sánchez-Carrillo S, Álvarez-Cobelas M (2008) Conservation issues of temporary wetland Branchiopoda (Anostraca, Notostraca, Crustacea) in a semiarid agricultural landscape: what spatial scales are relevant? Biological Conservation 141: 1224-1234.

Rojo C, Rodrigo MA, Salazar G, Álvarez-Cobelas M (2008) Nitrate uptake rates in freshwater plankton: the effect of food web structure. Marine and Freshwater Research 59: 717-725.

Angeler DG, Viedma O, Cirujano S, Álvarez-Cobelas M, Sánchez-Carrillo S (2008) Macroinvertebrate and plant beta diversity in dry soils of a semiarid agricultural wetland complex. Marine and Freshwater Research 59: 418-428.

Krysanova V, Buiterveld H, Haase D, Hatterman F, Van Niekerk K, Roest K, Martínez-Santos P, Schluter M (2008) Practices and lessons learnt in coping with climatic hazards (floods and droughts) at river basin scale. Ecology and Society 13(2):32

Lopez-Gunn E, Llamas MR (2008) Re-thinking water scarcity: Can science and Technology solve the gobal water crisis? Natural Resources Forum 32:228-238.

Álvarez-Cobelas M, Angeler DG, Sánchez-Carrillo S (2008) Export of nitrogen from catchments: a world-wide analysis. Environmental Pollution 156: 261-269.

Fornés J, De la Hera A, Llamas MR, Martínez-Santos P (2007) Legal aspects of groundwater ownership in Spain. Water International 32(4):676-685

Álvarez-Cobelas M, Cirujano S (2007) Multilevel responses of emergent vegetation to environmental factors in a semiarid floodplain. Aquatic Botany 87: 49-60.

Rodrigo MA, Rojo C, Álvarez-Cobelas M, Cirujano S (2007) Chara hispida beds as a sink of nitrogen: Evidence from growth, nitrogen uptake and decomposition. Aquatic Botany 87: 7-14.

Álvarez-Cobelas M, Sánchez-Carrillo S, Cirujano S, Angeler DG (2007) Long-term changes in spatial patterns of emergent vegetation in a Mediterranean floodplain: natural versus anthropogenic constraints. Plant Ecology DOI 10.1007/s11258-007-9289-6.

Álvarez-Cobelas M, Sánchez-Carrillo S, Cirujano S (2007) Strong site effects dictate nutrient patterns in a Mediterranean floodplain. Wetlands 27: 326-336.

Henriksen HJ, Rasmussen P, Bromley J, de la Hera A, Llamas MR (2007) Bayesian belief networks as a tool for participatory integrated assessment and  adaptive groundwater management: the Upper Guadiana Basin, Spain. Geological. Survey of  Denmark, Bulletin 13, 69-72

Piña E, Álvarez-Cobelas M (2006) Denitrification in aquatic environments: a cross-system analysis. Biogeochemistry 81: 111-130.

Piña E, Álvarez-Cobelas M, Rodrigo MA, Rojo C, Delgado A (2006) Nitrogen sedimentation in a lake affected by massive nitrogen inputs: autochthonous versus allochthonous effects. Freshwater Biology 51: 2228-2239.

Garrido A, Martinez-Santos P, Llamas MR (2006) Groundwater irrigation and its implications for water policy in semiarid countries: the Spanish experience. Hydrogeology Journal 14(3):340-349

Llamas MR, Shah T, Mukherji A (2006) Guest Editors’ preface. Hydrogeology Journal 14(3):269 274

Álvarez-Cobelas M, Baltanás A, Velasco JL, Rojo C (2006) Zooplankton dynamics during autumn circulation in a small, wind-sheltered, Mediterranean lake. Marine and Freshwater Research 57: 441-452.

Álvarez-Cobelas M, Rojo C, Velasco JL, Baltanás A (2006) Factors controlling planktonic size spectral responses to autumnal circulation in a Mediterranean lake. Freshwater Biology 51: 131-143.

Angeler DG, Sánchez-Carrillo S, Rodrigo MA, Álvarez-Cobelas M, Rojo C (2006) Does seston size structure reflect fish-mediated effects on water quality in a degraded semiarid wetland? Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 125: 9-17.

Ragone SE,  Llamas MR (2006) The Alicante Declaration: Steps along the Pathway to a Sustainable Future. Ground Water, 44(4):500-503.

Álvarez-Cobelas M, Cirujano S, Rojo C, Rodrigo MA, Piña E, Rodríguez-Murillo JC, Montero E (2006) Effects of Changing Rainfall on the Limnology of a Mediterranean, Flowthrough-Seepage Chain of Lakes. Internationale Revue Hydrobiology 91(5):66-482

Seip KL, Álvarez-Cobelas M, Doledec S, Fang J, Smith VH, Vorontsova OS (2006) Preferences for environmental issues among environmentally-concerned citizens in six countries. Environmental Conservation 33: 1-6.

Martínez-Santos P, Martinez Alfaro PE, Murillo JM (2005) A methodology to estimate the artificial recharge capacity of the Crestatx aquifer (Majorca, Spain). Environmental Geology 47(8):1155-1161

Llamas MR, Martínez-Santos P (2005) Intensive groundwater use: a Silent Revolution that cannot be ignored. Water Science and Technology 51(8):167-174

Llamas MR, Martínez-Santos P (2005) The Silent Revolution of  intensive groundwater use: pros and cons, Guest Editorial, Ground Water, 43(2):161

Llamas MR, Martínez-Santos P (2005) Intensive groundwater use: silent revolution and potential source of social conflict. ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 131(5):337-341

Redondo R, Yélamos JG (2005) Determination of CO2 origin (natural or industrial) in sparkling bottled waters by 13C/12C isotope ratio analysis. Food Chemistry, 92, 507-514.

Álvarez-Cobelas M, Velasco JL, Valladolid M, Baltanás A, Rojo C (2005) Daily patterns of mixing and nutrient concentrations during early autumn circulation in a small sheltered lake. Freshwater Biology 50: 813-829.

Angeler DG, Álvarez-Cobelas M (2005) Island biogeography and landscape structure: Integrating ecological effects in a landscape perspective of anthropogenic impacts in temporary wetlands. Environmental Pollution 138: 421-425.

Angeler DG, Sánchez Carrillo S, Rodrigo MA, Viedma O, Álvarez-Cobelas M (2005) On the importance of water depth, macrophytes and fish in wetland picocyanobacteria regulation. Hydrobiologia 549: 23-32.

Sánchez Carrillo S, Angeler DG, Sánchez Andrés R, Álvarez-Cobelas M, Garatuza J (2004) Evapotranspiration in semiarid wetlands: relationships between inundation and the macrophyte cover:open water ratio. Advances in Water Resources 27: 643-655.

Santisteban JI, Mediavilla R, López-Pamo E, Dabrio CJ, Ruiz-Zapata MB, Gil-García MJ, Castaño S, Martínez-Alfaro PE (2004) Loss on Ignition: a qualitative or quantitative method for organic matter and carbonate mineral content in sediments?. Journal of Paleolimnology 32: 287-299.