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

Gómez-Escalonilla V, Heredia J, Martínez-Santos P, López-Gutiérrez J, De la Hera-Portillo A (2024). Modelling regional effects of artificial groundwater recharge in a multilayer aquifer characterized by perched water tables. Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.15085

Aliaga-Alvarado M, Gómez-Escalonilla V, Martínez-Santos P (2023). Identification of non-conventional groundwater resources by means of machine learning in the Aconcagua basin, Chile. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 49, 101502.

Gómez-Escalonilla V, Martínez-Santos P, Martín-Loeches M (2022). Preprocessing approaches in machine-learning-based groundwater potential mapping: an application to the Koulikoro and Bamako regions, Mali. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 26(2), 221-243

Gómez-Escalonilla V, Vogt ML, Destro E, Isseini M, Origgi G, Djoret D, Martínez-Santos P, Holecz F (2022). Delineation of groundwater potential zones by means of ensemble tree supervised classification methods in the Eastern Lake Chad basin. Geocarto International, 37(25), 8924-8951.

Gómez-Escalonilla V, Diancoumba O, Traoré DY, Montero E, Martín-Loeches M, Martínez-Santos P (2022). Multiclass spatial predictions of borehole yield in southern Mali by means of machine learning classifiers. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 44, 101245.

Pérez-Uz B, Velasco I, Murciano A, Sánchez A, García M, Centeno J, Montero E, Muñoz B, Olmedo C, Quintela P, Refoyo P, Williamms R, Martín-Cereceda M (2021).Rain-fed granite rock pools in a national park: extreme refuge niches for protists Limnetica 40 (1) Doi:1023818/limn4001

De la Hera-Portillo A, López-Gutiérrez J, Marín-Lechado C, Martínez-Santos P, Ruíz-Constán A, Corral-Lledó MM, Galindo-Rodríguez E, Mediavilla R, Santisteban JI, Callaú-Lópes MF (2021). Integrating current and historical water chemistry data with long-term piezometric records to develop a regional-scale conceptual flow model: Las Salinas spring, Medina del Campo, Spain. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies 34 (2021) 100781

Martínez-Santos P, Aristizábal HF, Díaz-Alcaide S, Gomez-Escalonilla V (2021). Predictive mapping of aquatic ecosystems by means of support vector machines and random forests: an application to the Valle del Cauca region, Colombia. Journal of Hydrology 595 (2021) 126026 DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126026

De la Hera-Portillo A, López-Gutiérrez J, Mayor B, López-Gunn E, Henriksen HJ, Gelj RN, Zorrilla-Miras P, Martínez-Santos P (2021). An Initial Framework for Understanding the Resilience of Aquifers to Groundwater Pumping. Water 2021, 13, 519

Díaz-Alcaide S, Sandwidi JP, Martínez-Santos P, Martín-Loeches M, Cáceres JL, Seijas N (2021). Mapping ground water access in two rural communes of Burkina Faso. Water 2021, 13, 1356. doi: 10.3390/w13101356

Martínez-Santos P, Díaz-Alcaide S, De la Hera A, Gomez-Escalonilla V (2021). Mapping groundwater-dependent ecosystems by means of multi-layer supervised classification. Journal of Hydrology 603 (2021) 126873

Mezger G, González del Tánago M, De Stefano L (2020). Environmental flows and the mitigation of hydrological alteration caused by dams: The Spanish case.  Journal of Hydrology, 125732.

Bassi N, Schmidt G, De Stefano L (2020). Water accounting for water management at the river basin scale in India: approaches and gaps. Water Policy, 22(5), 768-788.

Bolinches A, De Stefano L, Paredes-Aquiola J (2020). Adjusting wastewater treatment effluent standards to protect the receiving waters: the case of low-flow rivers in central Spain. Environmental Earth Sciences

Valerio C, De Stefano L, Martínez-Muñoz G, Garrido A (2020). A machine learning model to assess the ecosystem response to water policy measures in the Tagus River Basin (Spain). Science of the Total Environment.

Naranjo-Fernández N, Guardiola-Albert C, Aguilera H, Serrano-Hidalgo C, Montero-González E (2020). Clustering groundwater level time series of the exploited Almonte-Marismas aquifer in Southwest Spain Water, 12, 1063 DOI: 103390/w12041063

Dominguez CM, Rodríguez V, Montero E, Romero A, Santos A (2020). Abatement of Dichloromethane using Persulfate Activated by Alkali: a kinetic study Separation & Purification Technology 241 (art 116679) Doi: 101016/jseppur2020116679

Naranjo-Fernández N, Guardiola-Albert C, Aguilera H, Serrano-Hidalgo C, Rodríguez-Rodríguez M, Fernández-Ayuso A, Ruíz-Bermudo F, Montero-González E (2020). Relevance of spatio-temporal rainfall variability regarding groundwater management challenges under global change Case study in Doñana (SW Spain) Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assesment, DOI: 101007/s00477-020-01771-7

Bolinches A, Paredes-Arquiola J, Garrido A, De Stefano L (2020). A comparative analysis of the application of water quality exemptions in the European Union: the case of nitrogen Science of Total Environment 739(2020) 139891

Bolinches A, De Stefano L, Paredes-Arquiola J (2020). Too expensive to be worth it? A methodology to identify disproportionate costs of environmental measures as applied to the Middle Tagus River, Spain. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, https://doiorg/101080/0964056820201726731

Bolinches A, De Stefano L, Paredes-Arquiola J (2020). Designing river water quality policy interventions with scarce data: case of the Middle Tagus Basin, Spain pp 1-14 Hydrological Sciences Journal https://doiorg/101080/0262666720191708915

Martín-Arias J, Martínez-Santos P, Andreo B (2020). Modelling the effects of climate change and population growth in four intensively exploited Mediterranean aquifers. The Mijas range, southern Spain. Journal of Environmental Management 262(2020) 110316

Martínez-Santos P, Martín-Loeches MM, Díaz-Alcaide S, Danert K (2020). Manual Borehole Drilling as a Cost-Effective Solution for Drinking Water Access in Low-Income Contexts. Water 12(7) 1981

Martín-Loeches M, Pavón-García J, Molina-Navarro E, Martínez-Santos P, Almeida C, Reyes-López J, Cienfuegos-Hevia I, Sastre-Merlín A (2020). Hydrogeochemistry of granitic mountain zones and the influence of adjacent sedimentary basins at their tectonic borders: the case of the Spanish Central System batholith. Hydrogeology Journal. DOI:

Mezger G, De Stefano L, del Tánago MG (2019). Assessing the Establishment and Implementation of Environmental Flows in Spain Environmental Management, 64(6), 721-735 https://doiorg/101007/s00267-019-01222-2

Dinar S, Katz D, De Stefano L, Blankespoor B (2019). Do treaties matter? Climate change, water variability, and cooperation along transboundary river basins Political Geography, 69, 162-172 https://doiorg/101016/jpolgeo201808007

Dinar A, De Stefano L, Nigatu G, Zawahri N (2019). Why are there so few basin-wide treaties? Economics and politics of coalition formation in multilateral international river basins pp 463-485 Water International, 1-23 https://doiorg/101080/0250806020191617535

de Souza Leão R, De Stefano L (2019). Making concrete flexible: Adapting the operating rules of the Cantareira water system (São Paulo, Brazil) Water Security, 7, 100032 https://doiorg/101016/jwasec2019100032

Garrick D, De Stefano L, Yu W, Jorgensen I, O’Donnell E, Turley L, Aguilar-Barajas I, Dai X, de Souza Leão R, Punjabi B, Schreiner B, Svensson J, Wight C (2019). Rural water for thirsty cities: a systematic review of water reallocation from rural to urban regions Environmental Research Letters, 14(4), 043003 https://doiorg/101088/1748-9326/ab0db7

Domínguez C, Rodríguez V, Montero E, Romero A, Santos A (2019). Methanol-enhanced degradation of carbon tetrachloride by alkaline activation of persulfate: Kinetic model Science of the Total Environment Vol 666 (2019), : 631-634

Naranjo Fernández N, Guardiola Albert C, Montero González E (2019). Applying 3D Geostatistical Simulation to Improve the Groundwater Management Modelling of Sedimentary Aquifers: The Case of Doñana (Southwest Spain) Water, Vol 2019 Cap:11, 39 1-18

Díaz-Alcaide S, Martínez-Santos P (2019). Mapping fecal pollution in rural groundwater supplies by means of artificial intelligence classifiers. Journal of Hydrology, DOI:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.124006

Díaz-Alcaide S, Martínez-Santos P (2019). Review: Advances in groundwater potential mapping. Hydrogeology Journal 27(9)2307-2324

Martínez-Santos P, Renard P (2019). Mapping Groundwater Potential Through an Ensemble of Big Data Methods. Groundwater, DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12939

Martín-Loeches M, Alaminos C, Reyes-López J, Ramírez-Hernández J, Temiño J, Martínez-Santos P (2018) Comparison of RS/GIS analysis with classic mapping approaches for siting low-yield boreholes for handpumps in rural communities of crystalline terrains. Caimbambo province, Angola. Journal of African Earth Sciences 138(2018) 22-31.

Castaño-Castaño S, De la Losa A, Martínez-Santos P, Mediavilla R, Santisteban JI (2018) Long-term effects of aquifer overexploitation on groundwater quality in the wetlands of Las Tablas de Daimiel National Park (Central Spain). Hydrological Processes. DOI 10.1002/hyp.13225

Quintela P, Pérez B, Sánchez A, Murciano A, Centeno J, García M, Montero E, Muñoz B, Olmedo C, Refoyo P, Velasco I, Martín M (2018) Complexity of river ciliate communities at a national park highlights the need for microbial conservation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 28: 408-421 DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2852

Martínez-Santos P, Castaño-Castaño S, Hernández-Espriú JA (2018) Revisiting groundwater overdraft based on the experience of the Mancha Occidental aquifer, Spain. Hydrogeology Journal. DOI 10.1007/s10040-018-1735-0

De Stefano L, Welch C, Urquijo J, Garrick DE (2018). Groundwater Governance in the Rio Grande: Co-evolution of Local and Intergovernmental Management. Water Alternatives.

De Stefano L, Garrick DE (2018). Governing water in federal river basins. Regional Environmental Change 18: 1573.

De Stefano L, Hernandez-Mora N (2018). Multi-level interactions in a context of political decentralization and evolving water-policy goals: the case of Spain. Regional Environmental Change, 1-13.

Garrick D, Schlager E, De Stefano L, Villamayor-Tomas S (2018). Managing the cascading risks of droughts: institutional adaptation in transboundary rivers. Earth's Future.

Díaz-Alcaide S, Martínez-Santos P, Villarroya F (2017) A commune-level groundwater potential map for the Republic of Mali. Water 2017, 9, 839. doi:10.3390/w9110839

Martínez-Santos P, Martín-Loeches M, García-Castro N, Solera D, Díaz-Alcaide S, Montero E, García-Rincón J (2017) A survey of domestic wells and pit latrines in rural settlements of Mali: implications of on-site sanitation on the quality of water supplies. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. doi 10.1016/j.ijheh.2017.08.001

Pardo-Igúzquiza E, Martínez-Santos P, Martín-Loeches M (2017) A geostatistical protocol to optimize spatial sampling of domestic drinking water supplies in remote regions. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 10.1007/s00477-017-1499-4

Martínez-Santos P (2017) Does 91% of the world population really have “sustainable access to safe drinking water”? International Journal of Water Resources Development, doi 10.1080/07900627.2017.1298517

Martínez-Santos P, Martín-Loeches M, Cano B, Solera D, Díaz-Alcaide S (2017) Mapping the viability of manual borehole drilling in developing regions: an application to rural areas of southern Mali. Water

Martínez-Santos P, Cerván JA, Cano B, Diaz-Alcaide S (2017) Water versus wireless coverage in rural Mali: links and paradoxes. Water 2017, 9, 375; doi:10.3390/w9060375

Martínez-Santos P (2017) Determinants for water consumption from improved sources in villages of southern Mali. Applied Geography. Doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2017.06.006

Hernández-Espriú A, Arango-Galván C, Reyes-Pimentel A, Martínez-Santos P, Pita C, Macías-Medrano S, Arias-Paz A, Breña-Naranjo JA (2017) Water Supply Source Evaluation in Unmanaged Aquifer Recharge Zones: The Mezquital Valley (Mexico) Case Study. Water 2017, 9, 4

Mayor B, Rodríguez-Muñoz I, Villarroya F, Montero E, López-Gunn E (2017) The Role of Large and Small Scale Hydropower for Energy and Water Security in the Spanish Duero Basin. Sustainability 9(10) 1807. DOI:10.3390/su9101807.

Garrick DE, Hall JW, Dobson A, Damania R, Grafton Q, Hepburn C, Hope R, Bark R, Boltz F, De Stefano L, O’Donnell E, Matthews N, Money A (2017). Valuing Water for Sustainable Development. Science. 4 Nov 2017: 1003-1005 DOI: 10.1126/science.aao4942

Schneider C, Flörke M, De Stefano L, Petersen-Perlman JD (2017). Hydrological threats to riparian wetlands of international importance–a global quantitative and qualitative analysis. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21(6), 2799., 2017.

De Stefano L, Petersen-Perlman JD, Sproles EA, Eynard J, Wolf AT (2017). Assessment of transboundary river basins for potential hydro-political tensions. Global Environmental Change. Volume 45, July 2017, Pages 35–46.

Urquijo J, Pereira D, Dias S, De Stefano L (2017). 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

Garrick DE, De Stefano L (2016). Adaptive capacity in federal rivers: coordination challenges and institutional responses. 1877-3435. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2016.11.003. 

Martínez-Santos P, Villarroya F (2016) Professor Ramón Llamas: a founding father of Hydrogeology in Spain. Hydrogeology Journal, DOI 10.1007/s10040-016-1488-6.

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

Mayor B, López-Gunn E, Villarroya F,  Montero E (2015) Application of a water-energy-food nexus framework for the Duero river basin in Spain. Water International, 40 (5-6) 791–808 DOI 10.1080/02508060.2015.1071512

Mayor B, Rodríguez Casado R, Landeta J, López-Gunn E, Villarroya F (2015) An expert outlook on water security and water for energy trends to 2030-2050. Water Policy 18(1) 1-18. DOI: 10.2166/wp.2015.196

Santofimia E, López-Pamo E, Montero E (2015) Selective precipitation of schwertmanita in a stratified pit lake of Iberian Pyrite Belt. Mineralogical Magazine 79 (2) 497-513 DOI:10.1180/minmag.2015.079.2.23

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.