Maria Blanco

Maria Blanco
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid | UPM · CEIGRAM Research Centre for the Management of Agricultural and Environmental Risks

PhD
Modelling the water-energy-food-ecosystems nexus to identify and promote nexus-coherent policies.

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Introduction
I lead the AgroEcoS group at UPM, whose research areas include: bioeconomics, agricultural sustainability, integrated impact assessment of agricultural and environmental policies, food-water-energy linkages in a context of global change. I am the coordinator of the Master in Agrifood and Resource Economics at UPM.
Additional affiliations
April 2015 - present
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Position
  • Coordinator of the Innovation Group AgroEcoS
Description
  • Grupo de Innovación Educativa AgroEcoS (Agroeconomía, Agroalimentación, Agroecosistemas)
February 2015 - present
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Position
  • Coordinator Master in Agricultural, Food and Natural Resource Economics
Description
  • Master in Agricultural, Food and Natural Resource Economics => Homepage: https://mastereconomiaagraria.wordpress.com/
September 2011 - present
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Position
  • Coordinator of the Innovative Education Platform ECONOSFERA
Description
  • ECONOSFERA is a multimedia site to strengthen the active learning of university courses in “Economics” => Homepage: https://econosferaupm.wordpress.com/

Questions

Questions (3)
Question
Climate change will likely increase the occurrence of extreme events in Europe, negatively affecting crop production. Are there comprehensive studies on the effects of excessive rainfall on crop production? Are there biophysical models capable of capturing the effects of excessive rainfall on crop yields?
Question
Reusing urban (treated) wastewater for irrigation is seen as a solution for water-scarce regions, but it also poses environmental challenges. Some governments are promoting and supporting the reuse of wastewater. In your opinion, what are the risks to agricultural sustainability that public policies supporting water reuse should take into account?
Question
There are two helpful datasets for global food-water analysis: global irrigated and rainfed crop áreas (Portmann et al. 2010) and yields (Monfreda 2008). These datasets provide estimations around the year 2000. Is anyone aware of more recent data on this?

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Projects

Projects (9)
Project
GoNEXUS aims to develop a framework for designing and assessing innovative solutions for an efficient and sustainable coordinated governance of the water-energy-food-ecosystems (WEFE) nexus. Solutions will combine policy changes and soft path options with technical and infrastructure measures for a more resilient future.
Project
SUPREMA (Support for Policy Relevant Modelling of Agriculture) is a meta-platform for agricultural modelling aiming at increasing and improving the capacity of existing agricultural models to answer the new policy questions, therefore better meeting the expectations by policy makers.